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JOHN J. MUNDAY, Company "E"

Submitted by James Hill, Mineral Wells, WV, gr-gr-grandson.

From Disability Pension and Widow's Pension Files.

John J. Munday was enlisted on the 14th of Aug 1862 at Clarksburg, in Company E, 12th Regiment of West Virginia Volunteers. His commanding officer was Captain Cornelius Mercer. During the month of June 1863 he was reported Absent Without Leave for a period of time which resulted in a fine of $30 and 7 months pay deducted from his wages.

John was wounded at the battle of Snickers Ferry, VA on July 19, 1864. He was sent to a hospital in Baltimore and returned to his unit sometime after it has been transferred to the Petersburg, VA area. He was honorably discharged with his unit on June 16, 1865.

On March 19, 1869 he was granted an Invalid Army Pension at the age of 34. The result of the wound was considered "greatly disabling". He was shot through his right hand and two fingers were amputated. General information about John J. Munday from Mary E. Munday's request for Widow's Pension: Born in Washington, DC. He had several children: Merritt Munday, Ida V. Munday, Larry Munday.

After his discharge John resided at the following locations: 1865-75 about two miles south of Salem, WV. 1875 - 1876 About two miles west of Salem. After that time he boarded with several men at different places all in the vicinity of Salem, WV

John died on 22 January 1896 and is buried at the Cemetery at Salem, WV. At the time of his death he was receiving a pension of $17 per month for his service.

Rev. Dayton in Harrison Co. (Maybe Doddridge, Co.) , VA/WV, married John Munday and Mary Elizabeth Buck on April 10th 1856.

On Oct 12, 1916 Mary was granted a widow's pension of $20 per month. She died June 20th 1931 in Huntington, WV and is also buried at Salem WV in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. As administrator of Mary's estate, Anna Phillips Hill made application for burial expenses minus the value of her estate ($391.37) and received $89.91 from the US Government. Indications are that Mary was living with her granddaughter, Anna Blanche Hill at 1683 - 14th Ave, Huntington, WV at the time of her death.


On May 28th 2001 the final chapter of PVT John Munday was completed. On Memorial Day at 11:00 AM a Civil War Federal veteranís grave marker was dedicated at the Salem Odd Fellows Cemetery. Attending in addition to my father, wife, daughter and grandchild and the great, great granddaughter of John Mundayís brother. Grave marker is to the left.