Civil War Records of William E. Pike (alias George Jackson)


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
B 1st Ma. Cav. enl. Sept. 21, 1861; must. Sept. 25, 1861 deserted Jan. 8, 1862, Readville, Mass. Acton farmer age 22
L 21st Penn. Cav. enl. Aug. 1, 1863; must. Aug. 4, 1863, as Corpl. must. out Feb. 20, 1864.     as "George Jackson"
MASSCW, 6:146

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 38-39


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
1st Ma. Cav.
21st Penn. Cav.
1892 Invalid 1141 410 1084 711 Mass  
March 9, 1914 Widow 1023 566   Mass. Martha S. Pike

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  first 122 pages (PDF); additional 166 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date January 3, 1914
Place Ashland, Mass.
Age 74 years, 6 months, 3 days
Cause gangrene of foot

Wildwood cemetery, Ashland, Mass.

(source: death certificate, pension file linked above, p. 89)

Survived by  

Additional Information

William Elmer Pike, age 16, a shoe maker, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 143) of Martin and Ruth Pike. Also in household was George Martin Pike and Henry Herison Pike  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 20).

Wm. Pike, age 21, a shoe maker, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 28) with Sarah J. Pike, age 20, and one child  ("1860 United States Federal Census,"


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 4, 17, 78, 93.



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