Civil War Records of William H. Sawyer


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
21st MVI
Private; enl. and must. July 19,1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 as 1st Sergt.; comm. 1st Lieut. April 26, 1863; must. Feb. 20, 1864; wounded May, 1864; transf. by S.O. of Oct. 21, 1864 as 1st Lieut. to 36th MVI.   New Salem teacher age 23
K/I 36th MVI 1st Lieut.; transf. from 21 MVI Oct. 1864; comm. Captain Oct. 12, 1864; must. Dec. 4, 1864 must. out June 8, 1865 as Capt. of Co. I New Salem teacher age 25
MASSCW, 2:645, 3:766

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
K 21st MVI June 16, 1904 Invalid 1 318 710 1 094 825 Mass.  
K/I 36th MVI

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  8 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 120 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 


Date December 30, 1911
Place Littleton, Mass.
Age 74
Cause apoplexy
Survived by  

Additional Information

William H. Sawyer was born in Wendell, Mass.  He resided in Littleton, Mass. after the war (source: pension file).


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