Civil War Records of John H. P. White


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private; enl. May 7, 1861; must. May 7, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 44
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Sergt., Nov. 1, 1861; comm. 2nd Lieut. July 22, 1862; must. __; apptd. 1st Lieut. and Regtl. Qr. Master, Nov. 19, 1862 July 10, 1863 South Acton clerk

age 44;

died of disease July 10, 1863 at New Orleans, La.

MASSCW: 1:382, 3:94

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages  28-29, 46-47, 48-49 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI
26th MVI
Oct. 14, 1863 Widow 35 851 79 530   Eliza White
March 27, 1880 Minor 262 227     Mary E. White

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  16 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date July 10, 1863
Place New Orleans, La
Age 46
Cause apoplexy
Survived by

Additional Information

John Henry Pierce White, a 40 year old flaniel finisher born in Ireland, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 262) with Eliza White, age 37, and one child, George Robert White, age 8  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 32).

John H.B.[sic] White, a 45 year old book keeper born in Ireland, is recorded as a resident of Acton, Mass. in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 287) with Eliza, age 42 (b. Ireland), George R., age 13 (b. Mass.), Hattie J., age 9 (b. Mass.), and Mary A., age 4 (b. Mass.) ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The death of John H. P. White, Assistant Quartermaster of 26th Reg., is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton: 18.

John H.P. White's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."

News item on son George White:  "Investigation of officials of White Fund." Acton Enterprise, Aug. 18, 1937.


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 39.


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