Civil War Records of Henry Gilson


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private, enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton    
MASSCW, 1:382

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 26-27 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI July 6, 1892 Invalid 1 120 795 854 427 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  5 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date February 15, 1896  (source: pension file)
Place lived in Arlington, Mass. in 1893 (source: pension file).
Survived by  

Additional Information

Henry Gilson, age 28, a shoe maker (born Mass.), is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with Melinda Gilson, age 23 (b. Vermont) ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Henry Gilson, a 32 year old shoemaker, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 40) with Melinda Maria Gilson (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 47). 

The name Henry Gilson is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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