Acton Memorial Library
|D||3rd MHA||Private; enl. May 1, 1863; must. Aug. 14, 1863||transf. to Navy July 14, 1864||Boston||clerk||age 21|
|Navy||USS Tunxis, Glaucus||June 29, 1864||March 6, 1865||credit Boston||clerk|
|MASSCW, 5:795, 7:615|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|May 4, 1908||Widow||275 242||718 480||Ida E. Boss
|Date||March 22, 1907|
|Age||64 years, 10 months, 15 days|
(source: death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," v. 1907/96, p. 161 [image], AmericanAncestors.org).
|Obituary||Boston Globe, March 23, 1907|
|Burial||Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Mass.|
|Survived by||Ida E. Boss|
William Henry Boss was born in Charlestown, Mass. to parents Robert P. Boss and Hannah Sampson (source: death record).
William H. Boss, age 18, a sailor, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 62) of Robert P. and Hannah P. Boss ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War, pp. 81, 101, 124.
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