Civil War Records of George L. Shaw


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
F 47th MVI 1st Lieut.; comm. 2nd Lieut. Sept. 30, 1862; must. Oct. 9, 1862; comm. 1st Lieut. Dec. 10, 1862. must. out Sept. 1, 1863 Boston bookkeeper

age 26;

died of disease Nov. 29, 1863 in Boston after discharge

MASSCW, 4:408

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
F 47th MVI March 20, 1971 Widow 194 707 165 107   Margaret B. Shaw

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  18 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date November 29, 1863
Place Boston, Mass.
Age 27 years, 6 months
Cause typhoid fever
Burial Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Boston (source: pension file)
Survived by

Additional Information

The name George L. Shaw is included in the July 1, 1862 "List of Persons Liable to Enrolment..." in the Acton town records (Early Town records of Acton, Massachusetts.The Civil War Years: 56).

George L. Shaw, age 27, a clerk, married Margaret B. Barry, age 24, on October 28, 1863 in Boston He was born in Boston to parents Jesse and Mary Shaw. She was born in New York city. ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 164, p. 99 [image],

The death of George L. Shaw, soldier in service, is recorded in the Acton vital records, as well as vital records for the city of Boston  ("Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

The death of Lieut. Geo. L. Shaw, Soldier in United States Service, is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton: 18.; cause listed as "disease contracted while in the service."


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