Acton Memorial Library
|B||15th MVI||enl. and mustered July 30, 1861; wounded June 30, 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Va.||must. out July 28, 1864||Fitchburg||clerk||age 19|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|B||15th MVI||Dec. 17, 1889||Invalid||328 661||212 887|
|Date||November 14, 1889|
(source: Fitchburg death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Born in Acton to parents Ephraim and Elizabeth Hosmer (source: Fitchburg death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
Joel K. Hosmer, age 8, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1850 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 126) with Ephraim and Elizabeth Hosmer ("1850 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Joel K. Hosmer, age 14, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Boxborough (dwelling no. 54/71) ("Massachusetts State Census Transcriptions for 1855 and 1865," AmericanAncestors.org).
Joel K. Hosmer, age 38, a clerk in store, is recorded as an inhabitant of Littleton, Mass. in the 1880 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 70) of Eliza Priest, age 83, and Elizabeth K. Hosmer, age 58 ("1880 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 63, 94.
Andrew Elmer Ford. The Story of the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1864. Press of W.J. Coulter, 1898. 355. Google Books, http://books.google.com/books?id=IhxCAAAAIAAJ.
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