Civil War Records of John Putnam


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private, enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 27
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861 must. out Nov. 7, 1864 South Acton machinist age 27
MASSCW, 1:382, 3:92

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages 28-29, 66-67 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
26th MVI
Sept. 25, 1869 Mother 179 998 146 709   Louise Putnam

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date December 22, 1864
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 30 years, 8 months

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(Acton death records, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by

Additional Information

"John Putman" [sic], age 25, an engineer, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 310) of Cyrus Putnam ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The death of John Putnam is mentioned in a letter dated January 8, 1865 from Lydia Lucinda Fletcher to her son Aaron Jones Fletcher.

John Putnam's name is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 43.


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