Civil War Records of Luke Jones Robbins


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Corpl; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 24
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Corpl. Nov. 1, 1861 must. out Oct. 17, 1864 as Private Acton carpenter age 25
MASSCW, 1:381, 3:92

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages 26-27, 66-67 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Aug. 11, 1890 Invalid 930 776 1 035 234 Mass.  
26th MVI March 21, 1912 Widow 982 847 741 858 Mass. Anna Robbins

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  13 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 45 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date February 8, 1912
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 75 years, 5 months

carcinoma of prostate

(death certificate in pension file)

Obituary Concord Enterprise, February 14, 1912
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Anna Robbins

Additional Information

Born September 6, 1836 in Acton to Luther and Lucinda Robbins  (Vital Records of Acton Massachusetts to the Year 1850: 97).

Luke J. Robbins, age 23, a carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 90) with Anna Robbins, age 22  ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Luke Jones Robbins, age 28, a carpenter, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 62) with Anna Elizabeth Robbins  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 49.)

His first wife, Anna E. Robbins died in Acton September 29, 1865. His second wife, Mary W. Robbins, died in Acton November 28, 1876 (source: pension file).

Luke J. Robbins, a 40 year old carpenter, married Anna Barrett in Acton, on February 25, 1877 ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Luke J. Robbins is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

The name Luke J. Robbins is included 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,  1861-1865: 41.


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