Civil War Records of Henry Hapgood
Henry Hapgood, courtesy Acton Historical Society


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence / Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton farmer age 20
MASSCW, 1:414

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 1 Page (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  34-35 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI June 23, 1864 Invalid 39 303      

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  14 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date November 25, 1863
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 21 years, 9 months

chronic diarrhea

Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by


(death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Additional Information

Born in Fitchburg, Mass. to parents John Hapgood and Mary A. Hosmer, both of Acton (source: death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Henry Hapgood was the cousin of Delete Haynes Hall. His mother, Mary Ann (Hosmer) Hapgood was the sistter of Emeline (Hosmer) Hall, Delete's mother. (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: vi)

Henry Hapgood, age 13, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (no. 240) of John and Mary Ann Hapgood  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton: 30).

Henry Hapgood, age 18, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (no. 230) with John Hapgood, age 58, a farmer, and Mary Ann Hapgood, age 54 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

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


From: Warren Hapgood. The Hapgood Family: Descendants of Shadrach, 1656-1898. Published by the compiler, 1898: 89. Digital edition:

Henry, born February 5, 1842; resided with his parents up to the time of the "little unpleasantness with the South," when he took up arms in defence of his Country's flag, by enlisting August 31, 1862, in Company E, Sixth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers; was in engagements at Ludlow Lawrence's Plantation, November 18, 1862, Joiners Ford on the Blackwater, December 12, 1862, Deserted house, January 30, 1863, Siege of Suffolk, April 11, 1863. Served out his term of nine months, came home with his company sick, and died November 25, 1863. Though cut down so young, he left to the world the legacy of a noble, upright and honorable character.


See also:

"Henry Hapgood, an Acton Veteran,"  Acton Historical Society Blog, Nov. 9, 2015 [online]

The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family, 1862-1865. Transcribed an annotated by Lisa and Mark Soo. Acton, Mass.: Acton Historical Society, 2015.