Acton Memorial Library
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. Sept. 9, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864||must. out Aug. 25, 1865||Acton||farmer||age 34|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||26th MVI||March 4, 1882||Invalid||442 091||345 466||Mass.|
|April 22, 1899||Widow||696 723||485 866||Mass.||Elizabeth Sheehan|
Recorded as member no. 98 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1).
|Date||February 20, 1899|
|Cause||erysipela and malaria|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, February 23, 1899|
|Burial||St. Bridget's Cemetery, Maynard, Mass.|
|Survived by||widow Elizabeth Sheehan|
Denis Shehan [sic], age 26, a farmer, born in Ireland, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household of Luther Conant (dwelling no. 51) (source: 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart. Boston, 1989. Page 10)
Dennis Shehan [sic], age 32, a laborer, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 54) with Betsey Shehan, age 24, and three children (John, Catherine, and Timothy) (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
Dennis Shehan, age 37, born in Ireland, a Soldier in Service, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 24) with Betsy Elizabeth Shehan and four children (source: 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart. Boston, 1989. Page 45.)
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union" as Dennis Shehan.
Peggy Jo Brown. Hometown Soldiers: Civil War Veterans of Assabet Village & Maynard Massachusetts. Maynard, Mass.: Flying Heron Press, 2005. 195-200, 406.
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 44.
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