Civil War Records of Benjamin F. Shattuck


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
Navy "Katahdin"        

We have not yet found a service record for Benjamin F. Shattuck, who is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Acton. 

A headstone record indicates that he served in the Navy, on the gunboat Katahdin. ("Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903,"

Note: There was a different "Benjamin F. Shattuck", a Shoemaker, also born in Pepperell, who served as a Musician in the 1st NJ Infantry. He filed for a pension in 1883, which is after the death of the first Benjamin Shattuck.

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
              none found

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic



Date August 31, 1881
Place Acton, Mass.


(death register, Town Clerk's Report, 1881 Annual Report for the Town of Acton: 14.)

(Acton death register for the year 1881, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 329, p. 40 [image],

Cause consumption

Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass., Section 3c, Lot 5b

Benjamin F. Shattuck, Find A Grave Memorial #141142702, Find A Grave (website), Retrieved 2015-01-28

Survived by  

Additional Information

1850 federal census, Cambridge, Mass., household 1418/1636:

Isabel P. Willoughby, age 43  (probably Benjamin Shattuck's mother)
Benjamin S. [sic] Shattuck, age 22, Carpenter
Samuel Gerard, age 38, Laborer
Sarah E. Gerard, age 21
John Carry, age 24, Clerk
Charles Larry, age 24, Carpenter
Helen M. Willoughby, age 9
("1850 United States Federal Census,"

Benjamin F. Shattuck, age 24, a carpenter, married Maria Curley, age 21, on Sept. 6, 1852 in Boston. The marriage register records his birthplace as Pepperell and his father as Henry.  She was born in Canada, daughter of Luke. (Boston marriage register, "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,"

B.F. Shattuck, age 38, born Peperell, Mass., single, a carpenter, was recorded as an inhabitant of Charlestown, Mass. in the 1865 State Census (Ward 3, household 1314/1768) ("Massachusetts State Census, 1865,"

Benjamin F. Shattuck, age 42, a Mill Wright, and Maria Shattuck, age 36, were recorded as residents of Charlestown, Mass. (Ward One, household 52/119) in 1870 ("1870 United States Federal Census,"

Maria (Curley) Shattuck, age 36, wife of Benj. F., died January 3, 1872 in Boston. The cause of death is recorded as "probably cancer of stomach". Her father is recorded as Hugh[?], born in Ireland. ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 249, p. 2 [image],

Benjamin F. Shattuck, a widower and a carpenter, was a resident of Charlestown when he died in Acton at age 54 of consumption. The death register records his parents as Henry Shattuck (born Pepperell) and Sybil B. Willoughby (birth place unknown). (Acton death register for the year 1881, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 329, p. 40 [image],

Benjamin F. Shattuck is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, in the same lot as his mother Sybil P. Willoughby. (Find A Grave Memorial #141142702).

Headstone record for deceased Union veteran Benj. F. Shattuck:

Regiment:  G.B. "Katadin", U.S. Navy
Cemetery:  Middlesex, Mass.
Date of death: August 31, 1881.
Headstone supplied by: Sheldon & Sons, contract dated August 1888.
("Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903,"