Civil War Records of James L. Hosmer


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
B 13th MVI Private; enl. Aug. 6, 1862; must. Aug. 8, 1862 dropped as deserter Oct. 10, 1862 Boston clerk

age 21

MASSCW, 2:81

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

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic



Survived by  

Additional Information

James L. Hosmer was born in Acton, April 26,1842 to Aaron and Sarah Hosmer. He was the cousin of Henry Hapgood. (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 59).

James L. Hosmer, age 8, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 171/household no. 207) of Aaron and Lamilla Hosmer ("1850 United States Federal Census,"

In a letter dated Sept. 22, 1862, Mary Ann (Hosmer) Hapgood wrote to her son Henry Hapgood, that "James L.H. has been in a battle, was taken prisoner but is now on parole. he has written to his mother..." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 4). In a letter dated October 26, 1862, Ann Maria Hapgood wrote, "James L. Hosmer has got back to Boston. he had had a pretty hard time been sick & also taken prisoner. he is a paroled prisoner now and says he shall not go back untill he is Exchanged when I suppose he'll be obliged to go back." (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 16).


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 61




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