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Civil War Records of John Wall

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for John Wall

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Comrade John Wall
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1842
County of
State of Ireland

At Concord, Mass., on the seventh day of August 1862, I first entered the service as private in Co. B 40th Regiment Mass. Volunteers.

On December 21st, 1864, I was promoted in rank to Corporal. I was first discharged at Richmond, Va. And was finally discharged on June 16th, 1865 as the war had come to an end.


My first battle was at the "Siege of Suffolk" from April 18th to May 4th, 1863.
I was also engaged at Baltimore Cross Roads, Va. July 2, 1863, at Siege of Fort Wagner S.C. from August 15th to August 30th, 1863, Seabrook Farms S.C. Nov. 15, 1863. ten miles Run Fla. July 8, 1864.

Was wounded at Fort Wagner on August on August 20, 1863.

I consider the taking of Richmond, Va. the most important event during my army life.


Comrade Wall was also at the following engagements besides the above mentioned

St. Mary's Creek, Lake City, Gainesville, Chester, Cedar Creek, Mc Girt's Creek, Fla. - Chester Station, Va. Drury Bluff, Va. Hackers at Batt*** Church, Va. May 20, 1864, Cold Harbor June 1 to 3rd Petersburg June 15, Seige of Petersburg from June 20 to August 28th, Repulse of Hapgoods Brigade June 2, Mine Explosion July 30, Fair Oaks Va, Oct. 27. Capture of Richmond, Apr. 3, 1865

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 Wall
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. June 27 1888
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton