Civil War Records of Alson R. Sumner


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes

16th MVI;

1st Co., 2nd Batt. VRC

Private; enl. and must. July 2, 1861; apptd. Corpl., date not shown; transf. to V.R.C. July, 1863 must. out July 1, 1864, as Sergeant Middlebury, Vermont painter

age 23;

wounded Aug. 29, 1862 at 2d Bull Run, Va.

MASSCW, 2:268

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

16th MVI

1st Co. 2nd Batt. VRC
April 22, 1865 Invalid 66 439 47 192    
Aug. 5, 1909 Widow 924 959 689 242 Mass. Carrie A. Sumner

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  5 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic: 426.)


Date July 30, 1909
Place Waltham, Mass.
Age 71
Cause cardiac failure, carcinoma of stomach
Obituary Free Press Tribune, July 31, 1909
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by widow, Carrie A. Sumner

Additional Information

Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 279-282.


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