Acton Memorial Library
|B||32nd MVI||Wagoner; enl. and must. Nov. 1, 1861||died Sept. 1, 1862||Acton||carpenter||
died of disease Sept. 1, 1862, at Philadelphia, Pa.
|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|
|Date||September 1, 1862|
|Place||hospital at Philadelphia, Penn.|
|Survived by||widow, Rebecca C. Wright|
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," Ancestry.com.).
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," Ancestry.com.).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 4, 68.
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