Civil War Records of John S. Harris


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
11th MVI 1st Sergt.; enl. and must. June 13, 1861; comm. 2nd Lieut., Aug 11, 1862; 1st Lieut., March 13, 1863; not must. killed May 3, 1863 Boston driver

age 25;

killed in action, May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Va., as 2nd Lieut. of Co. C.

MASSCW, 1:783

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 6 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


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 May 3, 1863
Place Chancellorsville, Virginia
Age 28
Cause killed in action
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Parents John and Mary Harris were in Acton in 1855 and 1865 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 9, 53).

In a letter dated May 10, 1863, John Hapgood wrote to his son, Henry Hapgood, "I hear that one man from Acton has ben killed a Mr. Harris but what rigement I do not know if so I believe he is the first man from this town that has fallen but he has falen in a glorious cause." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 48)

The name J. Stillman Harris is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 58.



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