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|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 24, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864; prom. Corpl. March 1, 1865||must. out Aug. 26, 1865||West Acton||farmer||
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||Oct. 27, 1890||Invalid||868 772||828 632||MA|
Recorded as member no. 110 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||November 12, 1922|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, Nov. 15, 1922|
|Funeral||Concord Enterprise, Nov. 22, 1922|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||daugther Elizabeth, and sister Mrs. Woodward|
Saml R. Burroughs, age 17, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts in the 1860 federal census, in household (270/272) with G.C. Burroughs, age 59, a farmer, and Louisa J. Burroughs, age 49 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Samuel R. Burroughs is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 42.
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