Civil War Records of Charles H. Handley


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 laborer

age 18

MASSCW, 1:382

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 1 Page (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 28-29 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic



Date January 30, 1862
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 19

"shot himself accidentally"

(Acton death register for 1862, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 157, p. 85 [image],

Survived by  

Additional Information

Son of Eleazer S. Handley (born in Acton, d. 1858 in Acton) and Eliza Wellington (born in Concord).  Eliza (age 51) married William Reed (age 37) in 1859.

Charles Henry Handley, age 12, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 60) with Elezar Sartwell Handley, age 59, and Eliza Willington Handley, age 49  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 11.)

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



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