Civil War Records of Lewis W. Mather


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
F 28th MVI Private; draft. and must. Aug. 7, 1863 disch. for disability, Jan. 28, 1864 Shirley/Northbridge boot treer age 24
E 6th MVI (100 days) Private; enl. July 15, 1864; must. July 18, 1864 must. out Oct. 27, 1864 Acton brakeman age 26
E 1st Batt. Ma. Cav. (26th NY Cav.) Private; enl. Dec. 29, 1864; must. Jan. 2, 1865 must. out June 30, 1865 as Sergeant. Holliston/Topsfield brakeman age 26
MASSCW, 1:451; 3:236; 6:563
Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 1:89; 1:792; 2:570

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 30-31 (6th MVI, 100 days)


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

Manton E. Taft Post. No 162, Turner Falls, Mass. (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 459.)


Date May 18, 1892

Dayton National Cemetery, Ohio; as "Lewis W. Mathews" 

(Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database,

Survived by  

Additional Information

Lewis William Mather (Marthers) was born Oct. 13, 1838 to John and Orvilla Mather in Milford, Mass. (“Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850,”

Lewis W. Mather, age 11, is recorded as an inhabitant of Holliston, Mass. in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 394/412) of John and Orville Mather ("1850 United States Federal Census,"

Lewis W. Mather and Fannie Holbrook were married in 1859  (Ruther Mather, Some Descendants of Rev. Richard Mather (1596-1669): 96, 206. Online:

Lewis W. Mather, age 21, a boot treer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Milford, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 2/4) of Orbilla Mather, age 60; also in household was Fanny Mather, age 20  ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

A daughter, Ida Frances Mather, was born April 20, 1863 in Worcester. Her Mother, Fannie Mather, born in Keene, N.H., was a resident of Shirley, and her father, Lewis, born in Holliston, was a soldier (Shirley register of births, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

A son, Lewis Henry Mather, was born to Lewis W. Mather (soldier, born Holliston) and Frances Holbrook Mather (born, Keene, N.H.) on May 20, 1865, in Holliston, Mass. ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Lewis W. Mathers, of Co. F, 28th Mass. Inf.,  is recorded as  a resident of the National Military Home in Montgomery, Ohio in the 1890 veterans census. His dates of service in this record are given as May 15, 1862 to Jan. 1, 1864 ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"


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