Acton Memorial Library
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Private, enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Acton||age 27|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861||must. out Nov. 7, 1864||South Acton||machinist||age 27|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Sept. 25, 1869||Mother||179 998||146 709||Louise Putnam|
|Date||December 22, 1864|
|Age||30 years, 8 months|
|Cause||mania a potu (source: Acton death record, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
|Survived by||mother, Louise (Louisa, Eliza) Putnam|
John Putman [sic], age 25, an engineer, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 310) of Cyrus Putnam (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
The death of John Putnam is mentioned in a letter dated January 8, 1865 from Lydia Lucinda Fletcher to her son Aaron Jones Fletcher.
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. 43.
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