Civil War Records of Samuel (E.) Wilson


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton   age 23
K 7th Calif. Inf. Private; enl. Nov. 2, 1864; must. Nov. 21, 1864. died at Fort Mason, Ariz. Terr., of disease, Feb. 18, 1866 Gibsonville, Calif.    
MASSCW, 1:383;
Fletcher, Acton in History: 289;
Records of California Men: 793, 883.

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): Samuel E. Wilson, Co. K, 7th Calif. Infantry, complete Compiled Military Service File, National Archives
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): Samuel Wilson, Co. E, 6th Mass. Regiment, page  28-29 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  see Service Record above

Grand Army of the Republic



Date February 18, 1866

Fort Mason, Arizona Territory (source: service record)

Cause disease
Burial Calabasas Cemetery, Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Grave is not marked. (source:
Survived by  

Additional Information

Born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire (service record).

Saml E. Wilson, a 22 year old miller, is recorded as a resident of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 322) of Daniel Wetherbee ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The enlistment of Samuel Wilson in Co. E, 6th Mass. Regiment, is noted in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton: 17.

The name Samuel E. Wilson is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."

James Fletcher identifies the Samuel E. Wilson on the library memorial tablet as Samuel E. Wilson, Co. K, 7th California Regiment, died Feb. 1866 at Fort Yuma, California (Fletcher, Acton in History: 289).




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