Civil War Records of Henry 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 27
E 26th MVI Private, enl. Aug. 29, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom Sergt., Nov. 1, 1861; 1st Sergt., Sept 14, 1863; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864; wounded Sept 19, 1864, Winchester, Va. died Sept. 21, 1864 Stow currier

age 27

died of wounds, Sept. 21, 1864, at Winchester, Va.

MASSCW, 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 26th MVI March 8, 1865 Widow 94081 74068   Harriet W. Wilder

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  39 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date September 21, 1864
Cause died of wounds at Winchester, Va.
Burial Lower Village Cemetery, Stow, Mass.
Survived by

Additional Information

Henry Wilder, Jr. was born in Stow, Mass., April 26, 1833 to Henry and Ann S. Wilder. He was the older brother of Granville W. Wilder. (Stow births, “Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850,”

Henry W. Wilder, age 21, 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 Granville W. Wilder, age 17 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Stow: 10).

The funeral of Henry Wilder, John H. Fletcher, and Eugene Hall, who were killed at Winchester, is described in a letter dated November 6, 1864 from Hepsabeth Augusta Fletcher to her brother Aaron Jones Fletcher.


See also:

Brown, Hometown Soldiers: 228, 285-288.


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