Civil War Records of Alonzo Joy

Alonzo Joy


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence / Credit Occupation Notes
I (Lawrence Light Infantry)
6th MVI (3 months) Private; enl. April 15, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Lawrence  

age 20;

wounded April 19, 1861, at Baltimore, Md.

G 30th MVI Sergt.; enl. and must. Oct. 22, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 must. out July 5, 1866, as 1st Sergt. South Berwick, Me. operative age 21
MASSCW, 1:391, 3:371

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
6th MVI
30th MVI
Feb. 9, 1872 Invalid 172 235 119 716    

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 136 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts. Served as Post Commander, 1912 (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)


Date August 19, 1926
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 85
Obituary Concord Enterprise, August 25, 1926
Burial Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Plot: 116 Division Ave. (Find A Grave Memorial# 181026374, Retrieved 2017-07-07).
Survived by three daughters, a son and a brother

Additional Information

Born 1841 in South Berwick, Maine, Alonzo Joy enlisted at Lawrence as a private in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry. He was wounded in the Baltimore riot of April 19, 1861, when two fingers on his left hand were shot off. He then enlisted in October 1861 as a sergeant in the 30th Massachusetts Infantry and served until July 1866. After the war he lived in Lawrence and Haverhill until settling in Concord Junction (West Concord) in 1889. By 1910, he was living in Acton. He died August 19, 1926. (Text from "Not Afraid to Go", exhibit at the Acton Memorial Library).