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Civil War Records of John Wayne

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for John Wayne

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Comrade John Wayne
Who was born the
day of
A.D. 1838
Lancaster County of
State of New Brunswick

I entered the service at Acton, Mass. In April 1861 in Company E Old Sixth Regiment (Acton) as private, holding the same rank while in service.

As I had served my whole time, I was first discharged at Boston Common on July 22nd, 1861.

I again enlisted, this time in Company E. 26th Regiment, Mass. Infantry for three years and was discharged at New Iberia La. On August 26, 1865 as the war had come to a close.


My first battle was at Baltimore on Apr. 19th, 1861 and I was also engaged at Winchester, Cedar Creek, and Fisher's Hill.


I was never wounded but was confined in a hospital at New Orleans, La.

Silas D. Blodgett, John Blood, James Fiske, and Mason Wheeler were among my most intimate comrades.

"Serving Uncle Sam" I deem to be the most important event during my army life.

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 Wayne
Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts G.A.R. Aug. 1884
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton