Civil War Records of Darius H.C. Nelson


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 5, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 died of disease, May 7, 1865, Washington, D.C. Littleton [credit Acton] operative

age 20


MASSCW, 3:92;
Record of the Massachusets Volunteers, 2:509

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 26th MVI July 31, 1865 Mother 103 986 86 463   Julia F. Nelson

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  24 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic


Date May 7, 1865
Place Washington, D.C.
Cause disease
Burial National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. (Roll of Honor, 1:159)
Survived by  

Additional Information

One of three brothers who served in the army (pension file).

Darius H.C. Nelson, age 18, a farm laborer, born in New Hampshire, is recorded in the 1860 census as an inhabitant of Manchester Ward 2, Hillsborough, N.H., in the household of Julia F. Nelson, age 45. Also in the household were the two brothers who also served in the war, Sylvester Nelson, age 17, and Albert F. Nelson, age11 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

His re-enlistment credited to Acton is recorded on: Copy of the Tabulated Record of Men who Re-enlisted in the 26th Mass. Vols. about Jan. 1, 1865, and were credited on Acton's quota, none of which have received a Town bounty (broadside, approx. 11.25x13 in., courtesy Brewster Conant).


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