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Civil War Records of John S. Manley

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for John S. Manley

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Comrade John S. Manley
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1847
County of Worcester
State of Massachusetts

At Amesbury, Mass. on the eighteenth day of August 1864, I entered the service, as private, in Company K. 4th Reg’t Mass. Volunteers, Hy. Artly., and at the close of the war my rank still remained the same.


As the war had come to an end, I was finally discharged at Fort Richardson, Va., on June 17, 1865.


I was never engaged in any battles and was never wounded, confined in hospital or taken prisoner.

Among my most intimate comrades were George Tate, George Edson, and Corporal John Edson.


I consider being in Fortifications and on Picket Duty the most important events during my army life.

We were drilled in Heavy Artillery and Infantry, stationed some of the time in Maryland and the remainder of our time in Virginia. This Company did a good share of picket-duty and it was looked upon as well a drilled company as was in the Regiment.

The late Col. William M. Strachan, Commander of 9th Infantry, Mass. Militia was Company K.’s Orderly Sergeant and Albert E. Proctor of No. 206 Commercial St., Boston, Mass., was Captain of Co. K. 4th Reg’t Mass. Volunteers, Hy. Artly.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade John S. Manley Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. Oct. 14, 1891
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton