Civil War Records of Walter O. Holden


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 25
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Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  34-35 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Feb. 9, 1883 Invalid 471 994 271 019 Mass.  
Oct. 25, 1915 Widow 1 054 817   Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  15 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 20 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date September 4, 1915
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 77
Cause dysentary
Obituary Concord Enterprise, Sept. 9, 1915
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by wife Helena C. (Gray)

Additional Information

Walter C. [sic] Holden, age 23, a farmer, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with Ellen C. Holden, age 29 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Walter Osro Holden, a 28 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 176) with Hellen Colby Holden (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 61-62).  

Walter O. Holden is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name Walter O. Holden is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."



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