Civil War Records of Francis H. Stevens

Francis H. Stevens, from the Boston Globe, May 30, 1923


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 30, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 as Corpl.; prom. Sergt. Feb. 1, 1865 must. out Aug. 26, 1865 Boxborough farmer age 22
MASSCW, 3:93

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  68-69


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI Feb. 20, 1891 Invalid 997 815 756 125 Mass.  
March 13, 1929 Widow 1 637 466 A-6-27-29 Mass. Frances A. Stevens

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 23 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts Served as Post Commander, 1888 (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date February 28, 1929
Place Stow, Mass.
Age 89 years, 8 months, 17 days
Survived by Frances A. Stevens

Additional Information

Born June 11, 1839 in Boxborough, Mass.

Frances H. Stevens, age 21, is recorded as a resident of Boxborough, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household with Lucy Mead, age 59, and Frances A. Mead, age 17 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

His re-enlistment credited to Acton is recorded on: Copy of the Tabulated Record of Men who Re-enlisted in the 26th Mass. Vols. about Jan. 1, 1865, and were credited on Acton's quota, none of which have received a Town bounty (broadside, approx. 11.25x13 in., courtesy Brewster Conant).

Frances H. Stevens married Frances A. Mead April 13, 1864 in Harvard, Mass. (source: marriage record in pension file).

News Item: "HAS LEAD FOR 25 YEARS: Frank Stevens, Stow’s Grand Old Man, One of Four G.A.R. Veterans Now Left in Town, Has Been Active in Preparations Despite His 85 Years." Boston Globe, May 30, 1923.


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 122.

Talmadge, Boxborough: A Portrait of a Town: 131, portrait of Frank Stevens in uniform.



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