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|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||died April, 10, 1864||Acton||farmer||
died April, 10, 1864 at father's house in Acton, Mass. while on Veteran's furlough.
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||April 10, 1864|
|Age||21 years 6 months|
|Cause||poisoned (source: Acton death record)|
|Burial||Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||son of Thomas and Maria|
Brother of Thomas Kinsley, Jr.
The 1860 federal census for Acton records the inhabitants of the Kinsley household (dwelling no. 124) as:
Thomas Kinsley, age 45, stone mason, born in Ireland
Maria Kinsley, age 40, born Massachusetts
Francis Kinsley, age 18, born Massachusetts
Mary Kinsley, age 15, born Massachusetts
Margaret Kinsley, age 13, born Massachusetts
Thomas Kinsley, age 4 [sic], born Massachusetts
Rosabell Kinsley, age 9, born Massachusetts
Theresa Kinsley, age 7, born Massachusetts
George Kinsley, age 5, born Massachusetts
Cathy Kinsley age 2, born Massachusetts
(source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
The death of Francis Kinsley, soldier in U.S. Service, age 21, is recorded in the 1864/65 annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 17.
Francis Kinsley's name is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
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