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Civil War Records of James D. Wright

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for James D. Wright

see also Post Resolutions and Record of Burial

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Comrade James D. Wright
Who was born the
Twenty eight
day of
A.D. 1826
Concord County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

He first entered the service as private in Company B. 40th Regiment Mass. Infantry on Aug. 7th, 1862 in Lynnsfield, Mass.


He was promoted the rank of Corporal (first) and held at the close the rank of Acting Quartermaster.


He was transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps. On Aug. 11, 1863. As the war had come to a close, he was finally discharged at Washington D.C. on June 30th, 1865.


He was engaged with the Veteran Reserve Corps. In repelling early attacks on Washington and Invasion on Maryland.


He was confined at Columbian College Hospital. James E. Hayward was his most intimate comrade.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade James D. Wright
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. ** 19, 1883
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton