Civil War Records of Varnum F. Robbins


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 20
E 6th MVI
(9 months)
Corpl.; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton fireman age 22
MASSCW, 1:382, 413

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages  28-29, 32-33


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI July 21, 1892 Invalid 1 122 915 1 048 667 Mass.  
Nov. 2, 1915 Widow 1 055 244 801 514 Mass. Elizabeth F. Robbins

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts   (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 426)


Date October 25, 1915
Place Winthrop, Mass.
Age 75
Cause heart failure

Concord Enterprise, October 27, 1915
Winthrop Sun and Visitor, October 30, 1915

Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by Elizabeth F. Robbins

Additional Information

Varnum F. Robbins was born August 28, 1840 in Acton to parents Tilley and Joanna Robbins (Acton birth record, “Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850,” He was the brother of Joseph Noyes Robbins.

Varnum Robbins, age 15, a farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 297) of Elnathan Jones  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 37).

Varnum Robbins, age 20, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 5) of James Tuttle. In the same household was Henry Brown  ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The name Varnum F. Robbins is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


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