Civil War Records of Augustus W. Hosmer


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
band 26th MVI Musician; enl. Sept. 25, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861 died Nov. 30, 1861 Acton butcher

age 27; 

died Nov. 30, 1861, while on furlough at Acton.

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Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  48-49 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
band 26th MVI March 3, 1862 Widow 356 1 533   Caroline A. Hosmer

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  8 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date November 30, 1861
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 28
Cause typhoid fever
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Caroline A. Hosmer

Additional Information

Augustus W. Hosmer was born in Harvard to parents Samuel Hosmer (b. Acton) and Sally B. Whitcomb (b. Boxborough) (Death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Augustus Whitcomb Hosmer, a 21 year old marketman, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 206) of Josiah Chancy Mason (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 27). 

Augustus H. Hosmer, age 26, a marketman, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census (dwelling 199), in household with Carrie A. Hosmer, age 25, and Adeline E. Hosmer, age 4 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The death of Augustus W. Hosmer, "in camp", is recorded in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton (p. 15). He was the first enlisted man from Acton to die while in service.

According to his death record, Augustus W. Hosmer was 28 years old, married, and a butcher. He died Nov. 30, 1861 of typhoid fever (death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Caroline A. Hosmer, widow of Augustus W. Hosmer, is recorded in the 1890 veterans schedule for Littleton, Mass. ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name Augustus W. Hosmer is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."



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