Civil War Records of Silas M. Stetson


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
Band 26th MVI
Musician; enl. Sept. 25, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861 must. out Sept. 15, 1862 Acton musician age 35
unassigned 11th MVI Private; enl. and must. March 31, 1864 must. out May 6, 1865   musician age 37
MASSCW, 3:64; 1:816

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): 7 pages (PDF*) 
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  48-49 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

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

Grand Army of the Republic



Survived by  

Additional Information

In September 1850, Silas M. Stetson, a 24 year old carpenter (b. Mass.) was living in Sudbury, Mass. ("1850 United States Federal Census,"

Silas M. Stetson, age 24, a carpenter (b. Boston) married Caroline R. Brown, age 18 (b. Stow), in Stow Mass. on November 28, 1850. His father was William Stetson; hers, Ezekiel S. Brown (source: Stow marriage register, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910,"

Silas M. Stetson, age 34, a carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 296) with Caroline R. Stetson, age 26, and two children: Lucy R., age 8; and Cleora, age 6 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Silas Milton Stetson, age 38, a musician, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 318) with Caroline Releif Stetson, age 31, and two children: Lucy Rebecca, age 13; and Cleora Milton, age 11  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 78.)

In 1870, daughter Cleora, age 16, was living in Stow, Mass. and at school, in household of Joel Abbot ("1870 United States Federal Census,"

The name "Silas M. Stetson" is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 58-59.


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