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Re: Lieut. James F. Scully, Bendix Zouaves
Posted by: Anthony McCan (ID *****4891) Date: April 09, 2010 at 09:43:37
In Reply to: Re: Lieut. James F. Scully, Bendix Zouaves by Michelle Doe of 727

I threw most of the material about James Scully out when I was clearing my desk. All I can find are muster rolls from Sept./oct. 1861 showing that he was in Co. K up until
April 1863 when he was transferred to the Veterans Bn. Coy. A. The rolls show that he was wounded at Bull Run on Aug. 30 1862 and he is shown as "absent, wounded at Bull Run" until March 9 1864 when he was discharged by reason of promotion to the Corps d'Afrique, ie the 43rd Col. Inf. Regt. In his letter applying for promotion he says he was wounded again at Chancellorsville which doesn't square with his being marked absent. Write to the National Archives in Washington, tell them you want his records as Pte. in the 10th and as Lieut. in the 43rd Col. Ask for his pension records too. He was badly wounded at the Crater outside Richmond and spent months in the Officers Hosp. in NY Bay. He tried to stay on in the Regular Army but was turned down and became a conveyancer in Philadelphia.

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