Civil War Records of Dr. Charles Little

Portrait of Dr. Charles Little


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes

15th Vt. VI Hospital steward; enl. Aug. 28, 1862; must. Oct. 22, 1862 must. out Aug. 5, 1863 St. Johnsbury, Vt.   age 25
  Navy Asst. Surgeon; Dec. 22, 1863 Sept., 1865      
Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers: 526; digital edition,

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



Date November 16, 1869
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 32 years, 9 months


(Acton death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 221, p. 77, American

Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Born in West Boscawen, N.H. to Richard and Mary C. Little (Acton death register).

"Dr. Little was born in Boscawen, N.H.; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1860, and received his medical degree in the same institution in 1863; died November 16, 1869, thirty-two years old. During the same autumn he entered the navy as assistant surgeon, where he remained until the close of the war. Unwilling to enter upon a private practice without a more thorough preparation for his work, he passed the winter of 1865-66 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and at the hospital in New York. He commenced his active professional life at Acton in the spring of 1866, and soon after married the only daughter of Dr. Harris Cowdrey, of Acton. (Fletcher, Acton in History: 298-299).


See also:

"Charles Little," (website), (accessed 2014/03/20).

Phalen, History of the Town of Acton: 388.


Portrait of Charles Little (above), Acton Memorial Library Archives 32.1.4


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