Civil War Records of Francis W. Knapp


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
band 13th MVI Musician; enl. and must. July 26, 1861 must. out Aug. 31, 1862 Marlboro carpenter  
MASSCW, 2:72

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
band 13th MVI Nov. 26, 1897 Invalid 1 201 346 1 092 805 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  81 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Wiliam B. Eaton Post 199, Revere, Massachusetts, and  Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 425, 506.)


Date April 21, 1921
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 85
Obituary Concord Enterprise, April 27, 1921
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

"William Francis Knapp", a 19 year old shoemaker, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 192/196) of Elijah and Levina Knapp  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 25).

Francis W. Knapp, a 22 year old carpenter, married Laura A. Crocker on September 17, 1856, in Charlestown, Mass.  The marriage register records his birth to parents Elijah and Lavina in Acton (Charlestown marriage record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, Other sources say he was born on Boxborough, December 31, 1835.

He was the younger brother of George W. Knapp.


See also:

"Bandsman for 58 Years." Boston Globe, March 14, 1915.



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