Civil War Records of James R. Lentell


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 5, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861 died Nov. 16, 1862 West Acton farmer

age recorded as 18;

died of disease, Nov. 16, 1862, New Orleans, La.

MASSCW, 3:91

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  58-59 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI Oct. 24, 1891 father 530 175     William Lentell

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

Grand Army of the Republic



Date November 16, 1862
Place New Orleans, La.
Age 18

chronic diarrhea (Acton death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"


Burial Monument National Cemetery, Chalmette, LA (Roll of Honor, 21:357)
Survived by

Additional Information

Son of William Lentell and Mary (Lamb) Lentell (Acton death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

James Reuben Lentell, age 10, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 210) with Mary Lentell, age 35 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 27) 

James R. Lentell, age 15, is recorded as a resident of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 268) with Wm. Lentell, age 54, born in England, and Mary L. Lentell, age 47, born in Mass. ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Acton death register: under "Soliders in the United States Service," Nov. 16, 1862, James Lentell, single, 18, died of chronic diarrhea, New Orleans, parents William Lentell and Mary Lamb ("Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 157, p. 86 [image],

The death of "James R. Lentill", Soldier in the United States Service, is recorded in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton (pp. 15, 20).

The death of James Lentell is noted in letters from Mary Ann Hapgood to her son Henry Hapgood (The Letters of Henry Hapgood's Family: 29, 30, 31).

James R. Lentell's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."


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