Civil War Records of John Sherman Hoar / Sherman J. Hoar


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 wounded Oct. 24, 1862; discharged Nov. 27, 1862 for disability Acton carpenter

as "Sherman J. Hoar";

age 33

MASSCW, 1:414

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 6th MVI April 23, 1863 Invalid 19 590 19 273    

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  1 page  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date October 13, 1872
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 43 years, 3 months
Cause typhoid fever
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

John S. Hoar, age 31, a carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with Lydia Hoar, age 31, and four children ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

In a letter dated November 8, 1862, Henry Hapgood wrote to his mother: "Perhaps you have heard of the accident that has happend to Sherman Hoar his gun went off the ball passing through his right thumb. It has been cut off, we think he will get his discharge. it was done while on picket." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 27).

John Sherman Hoar, a 36 year old carpenter, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 203) with Lydia Parker Hoar and 5 children  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 64-65).

John S. Hoar died October 13, 1872 in Acton of typhoid fever. His death record lists him as a 43 year old married carpenter, born in Boxborough to parents John Hoar (born Littleton) and Betsey Hoar (born Acton). His daughter Hattie L. Hoar, age 20, died one week later, also of typhoid fever  ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Lydia P., widow of Sherman J. Hoar is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name J. Sherman Hoar is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 30.



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