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Civil War Records of Jonathan W. Loker

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Jonathan W. Loker

see also Post Resolutions and Record of Burial

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Comrade Jonathan W. Loker
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1839
Natick County of Middlesex
State of Massachusetts

He was mustered into U.S. service at Lowell, Mass. on Oct. 18th, 1861, in Company E. 26th Regiment Mass. Volunteers, as private. On Aug. 20th, 1862, he was promoted in rank to corporal and at the close, he still held the same rank.


At the expiration of a term of service, he was discharged on Oct. 18th, 1864 in the Shenandoah Valley and never enlisted into service again.


On June 21st, 1863, he first took part in a battle at Lafouche, Louisiana, and also was engaged on Sept. 19th, 1864, at Cedar Creek, Va.


In July 1862, He was confined in Hospital, Odd Fellows Hall, New Orleans, La. Jany to March ’63 in Marine Hospital.

Comrade Loker’s time expired Oct.18th, 1864 and was discharged at that time, but like a true soldier and patriot, stayed with his Regiment, fighting with them at Cedar Creek on Oct. 19 and helped to win that glorious victory under Sheridan.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Jonathan W. Loker Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. May 2, 1882
Held Offices of
Second Commander of Post in 1884 – Senior Vice 1882-1883
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton