Civil War Records of Frank Henry Whitcomb

Frank Whitcomb portrait


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence / Credit Occupation Notes
E 6th MVI (9 months) 1st Sergt.; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 as Sergt.; apptd. 1st Sergt. March 10, 1863 must. out June 3, 1863 Acton milkman age 24
E 6th MVI (100 Days) Captain; comm. May 13, 1864; must. July 18, 1864

must. out Oct. 27, 1864

Acton milkman age 26
MASSCW: 1:413, 448.

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages  30-31, 32-33 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI Feb. 20, 1891 Invalid 996 249 883 738 Mass.  
June 26, 1903 Widow 787 076 598 897 Mass. Frances L. Whitcomb

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  7 pages (PDF*) 

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 11 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts. Served as Post Commander, 1895-97 (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date May 9, 1903
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 65
Obituary Concord Enterprise, May 13, 1903
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.
Survived by  

Additional Information

Frank H. Whitcomb, a 22 year old milk collector, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 200) with Fannie L. Whitcomb and one child ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Frank Henry Whitcomb, a 27 year old milk collector, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 165) with Frances Lorette Whitcomb and one child (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 60-61).

Frank H. Whitcomb is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Capt. Frank H. Whitcomb's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


Portrait with accompanying text above from: Souvenir of the Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Concord Fight: 18.


See also:

"A Civil War Foot Locker." Acton Historical Society Newsletter, Jan. 2014:3.