Civil War Records of George Handley


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 14, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861

discharged for disability, Sept. 26, 1862, New Orleans

Lowell cotton spinner

age 32


MASSCW, 3:90

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI Aug. 16, 1886 Invalid 5 828 421 454 750    

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 117 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 


Date May 16, 1907
Place Boston, Mass. (resident of Winthrop)
Age 78
Cause uremia (source: Boston death record)
Obituary Concord Enterprise, May 22, 1907
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Born in Acton to parents Abraham and Susan (Winn) Handley.  Brother of Abram Handley, Frank 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,"

The 1862/63 annual town report for the Town of Acton (p. 18) records George Handley's service in the 26th, with the note "not credited to this town by the State Authorities."

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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