Civil War Records of Timothy Sheehan (Shehan)


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. and must. Oct. 29, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 must. out Aug. 26, 1865 Acton farmer age 22
MASSCW, 3:93 (as "Timothy Shehan")

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  48-49, 50-51 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI March 23, 1882
444 047
894 000
Jan. 5, 1891 Widow 499 165 357 559 Mass. Margaret Sheehan

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

Grand Army of the Republic



Date October 29, 1890
Place Concord, Mass.
Age 55
Cause suicide by drowning
Obituary Concord Enterprise, December 12, 1890
Concord Enterprise, December 19, 1890
Burial Saint Brendans Cemetery, Concord, Mass
(Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Graves Registration Database,
Survived by

Additional Information

Younger brother of Dennis Sheehan (source: deposition of Dennis Sheehan in Timothy Sheehan pension file).

Timothy Shehan, age 21, a farm laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 300/309) of Wm. P. Brown.  Also in the household was 18 year old Patrick Shehan (source: "1860 United States Federal Census,"

A son, Timothy, was born to Timothy and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Sheehan on April 9, 1873 in Concord, Mass. Timothy Sr. is recorded as a laborer, born in County Cork, Ireland (Concord birth register,"Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

At the time of his death, Timothy Sheehan was a married 55 year old farmer and resident of Concord, Mass. He was born in Ireland to parents John Sheehan and Cetherine Kelly. He died by suicidal drowning in Concord Ocotober 29, 1890 (Concord death register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 47.


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