Civil War Records of James M. Wright


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
B 32nd MVI Wagoner; enl. and must. Nov. 1, 1861 died Sept. 1, 1862 Acton carpenter

age 34;

died of disease Sept. 1, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa.

MASSCW, 3:466

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
B 32nd MVI Jan. 10, 1863 Widow 10 300 3 910   Rebecca C. Wright

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  6 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date September 1, 1862
Place hospital at Philadelphia, Penn.
Age 35
Cause disease

Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Mass.

Survived by widow, Rebecca C. Wright

Additional Information

James M. Wright, a 33 year old carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 122) with Rebecca C. Wright and two children ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Acton death register: under "Soliders in the United States Service," date not recorded, James M. Wright, res. Acton, died at Philadelphia, Carpenter ("Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910," vol. 157, p. 86 [image],

The death of James M. Wright, Soldier in the United States Service, son of Abraham and Maria Wright, is recorded in the 1862/63 annual report for the Town of Acton (p. 15 and 20).

James Wright's widow, Rebecca Champney Wright, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 39) with two children  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 47.)

Rebecca C. Wright, widow of James M. Wright, is recorded in the 1890 Special Veterans Census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 4, 68.



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