Civil War Records of Lewis J. Marsters / Masters


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Boston farmer age 20
MASSCW, 1:414

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 1 Page (PDF*)
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI   Widow 465 966 305 851 Mass.

Ellen M. Marsters (Ella M. Morrison)


Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  53 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date February 17, 1886
Place Montague, Mass.

43 years, 6 months

occupation: livery stable



("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Burial Springdale Cemetery, Montague, Mass. (source: National Graves Registration Database, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War,
Survived by

Additional Information

The name "Lewis Masters" appears in the Acton Town records in July 1861 and May 1864 in lists headed "A List of person liable to Enrolment in the Militia of this Commonwealth as returned by the Assesors."  (Acton Town Records: Transcriptions, 1860-1865, Acton Memorial Library).

Enlistment of "Lewis J. Masters" is recorded in the 1862/63 Acton Annual Town Report, (p. 19), in the table headed "Nine Months Men who received the town bounty forming a part of Company E, 6th Regiment."

In 1865, the name Lewis J. Masters appears in the Town records in a table headed "Enrollment of Active Militia in Acton for 1865, made by Aaron C. Handley, Captain." (Acton Town Records: Transcriptions, 1860-1865, Acton Memorial Library).

Lewis J. Masters, a 22 year old teamster, single, born in Nova Scotia, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census as a resident of Shirley, Mass. (dwelling no. 74/70) (source: "Massachusetts State Census Transcriptions for 1855 and 1865," p. 233803,

Lewis J. Marsters, a 37 year old papermaker, a resident of Montague, Mass., born in Nova Scotia to Jonathan and Jane Marsters, married 23 year old Ellen M. Briggs, daughter of Colburn and Chloe, in Boston on January 1, 1880.  (Boston marrige register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 318, p. 7 [image],

Ellen M., widow of Lewis J. Marsters, is recorded as a resident of Turners Falls in the 1890 veterans census ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name "Lewis J. Masters" is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."



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