Civil War Records of Granville W. Wilder


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Sergt.; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Stow   age 22
E 26th MVI Priv.; enl. Aug. 29, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Sergt., Nov. 1, 1861 disch. for disability, March 11, 1863, New Orleans, La. Stow currier under "Granville S."
E 5th MVI (100 Days) Priv., enl. July 15, 1864; must. July 22, 1864 Nov. 16, 1864 Leominster mechanic age 26
MASSCW, 1:353, 1:381; 3:94

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
E (Davis Guards)
6th MVI
(3 months)
26th MVI
5th MVI (100 Days)
March 16, 1903 Invalid 1100 968 963 769 Mass.  
July 15, 1903 Widow 788 020 559 363 Mass. Emily A. Wilder

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Grand Army of the Republic



Date July 7, 1903
Place Leominster, Mass.
Age 65 years, 9 months, 7 days
Cause diseased condition of the arteries of the brain; apoplexy
Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Mass.
Survived by

Additional Information

Granville Wilder was born in Stow, Mass., Oct. 14, 1837 to Henry and Ann S. Wilder (Stow births, “Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850,” Granrille [sic] W., s. Henry, farmer, and Ann S., Oct. 14, 1837.

Granville W. Wilder, age 17, a farmer, is recorded as a resident of Stow, Mass. in the 1855 state census, in household (54/55) of Henry and Ann S. Wilder. Also in the household was Henry W. Wilder, age 21 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Stow, p. 10).

Granville W. Wilder appears in the 1850 and 1870 federal census in Stow, and in the 1890 veterans census and 1900 federal census in Leominster, Mass. ("U.S. Federal Census Collection,"

Granville W. Wilder, born in Stow, Mass., died in Leominster, Mass. on July 7, 1903, at the age of 65 (death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," vol. 1903/30, p. 139 [image],



See also:

Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 387-389.


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