|Birth||April 23, 1840|
|Death||Oct. 28, 1933|
|Unit||76th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company F|
Private John M Ray
Company F, 76th Pennsylvania Infantry
Ray was born in Wayne County, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1840. Pennsylvania records indicate that Ray was drafted into the regiment on September 23, 1864. He served about 10 months and was discharged on July 18, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina.
He joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. The unit had been assigned to siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond and remained at those locations until December 6, 1864. During the remainder of this enlistment, the unit was involved in several battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Assault and capture of Fort Fisher (NC) (January 15, 1865).
Captured of Wilmington (DE) (February 22, 1865).
Occupation of Raleigh (NC) (April 14, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.
Ray died on October 28, 1933 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.