Civil War Records of Abram Handley


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 4, 1861; must. Oct 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864. must. out Aug. 26, 1865 Lowell/Acton farmer age 18
MASSCW, 3:90

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 54-55 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI April 14, 1866 Invalid 106 649 70 088    

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

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 34 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date December 6, 1892
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 49
Cause suicide by shooting (source: Acton death record)
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Son of Abraham Handley (d. 1852) and Susan Winn.  Brother of Frank Handley, George Handley, and William S. Handley.

1850 census: Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Household 13, Family 14:
Abraham B. Handley (transcribed "Hanolly"), age 53, Farmer
Susan E., age 45
George, 21, Farmer
Ellen A., 17
William S., 13
Frank, 10
Abraham, 7
("1850 United States Federal Census,"

Abraham Handley, age 11, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 59) with Alfred and Damarias Handley  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton: 11).

Abram Handley is recorded as a 21 year old Soldier in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (no. 105) with Susan Elizabeth Handley, age 62, and William Stearns Handley, age 25 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton: 52).

Abram Handley is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name Abram Handley is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought for the Union."



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