Civil War Records of George W. Knowlton


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. August 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Littleton farmer age 18
E 6th MVI (100 days) Corpl.; enl. July 8, 1864; must. July 18, 1864

must. out Oct. 27, 1864

Littleton farmer age 20
MASSCW, 1:414, 449

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
E 6th MVI June 27, 1889 Invalid 713 862 881 140 Mass.  
July 25, 1892 Widow 555 597 366 896 Mass. Angie H. Knowlton

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 74 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 June 11, 1892
Place Lowell, Mass.
Age 48
Obituary Lowell Daily Courier, June 13, 1892
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by widow Angie H. Knowlton

Additional Information

Son of Amasa and Olive Knowlton.  Brother of Amasa and Franklin.

George William Knowlton, a 21 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household no. 187/213 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 63) 


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 121.


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