Civil War Records of Lucius A. Hesselton

Lucius A. Hesselton


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence / Credit Occupation Notes
G 7th Vt. VI Aug. 15, 1864 July 2, 1865 Cavendish, Vermont    

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 4 Pages (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
G 7th Vt. VI May 22, 1908 Invalid 1074 415 1147 948 Mass. C-2476762

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  85 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 4 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

Fifteen members of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R. in front of the Telephone Office Building, West Acton, on May 30, 1924 (photograph, Acton Memorial Library archives 24.1.1)

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date May 19, 1931
Place Detroit, Michigan
Age 85
Obituary Concord Enterprise, May 27, 1931
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Lucius Hesselton served 40 years (1891-1931) as a Trustee of the Acton Memorial Library.

Text from "Not Afraid to Go", exhibit at the Acton Memorial Library:

Born in Cavendish, Vermont, Lucius Hesselton enlisted at age 17 in the 7th Vermont Infantry in August 1864. He was at the siege and capture of Mobile, Alabama.

Coming to Acton in 1870, he went to work at the Tuttle, Jones and Wetherbee dry goods store and later became a partner with Frank Hastings in the grain business at Faulkner Mills. He was a charter member of Isaac Davis Post G.A.R. in 1882. He died May 19, 1931, and was buried in the family plot in Mount Hope cemetery.


Lucius A. Hesselton is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"