Civil War Records of James S. Thomas


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
D 11th MVI Drummer; enl. and must. June 13, 1861; prisoner Nov. 27, 1863, at Locust Grove, Va.; released April 6, 1865 must. out June 29, 1865, as Private Charlestown machinist age 19
MASSCW, 1:769

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
D 11th MVI   Invalid 814 683 563 151 Mass.  

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  118 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date December 25, 1908
Place Amherst, Mass.

66 years, 3 months, 19 days

(source: death record in pension file)

Survived by  

Additional Information

James Thomas, age 18, is recorded as an inhabitant of Roxbury Ward 3, Norfolk, Massachusetts, in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 2769/4067) of Henry and Malvina Thomas. Also in the household were Calvin Thomas and Edwin G. Thomas ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

James Sulivan Thomas, age 23, born in Maine, is listed in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, as "Soldier", at residence with Henry Currier Thomas, age 55, and family, including Calvin Porter Thomas and Edwin Guilford Thomas (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 73).


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