JOHN BLAIN - WAR VETERAN
I am trying to acquire any information available on a former Union soldier who was once a member of the Massachusetts Grand Army of the Republic. His name was Hohn Blain, Company "E", Pennsylvania 95th Infantry Regiment..
James Blain was born in Sydney, Australia and migrated to the United States. On March 17, 1862 he enlisted as a Private and was mustered into Company "E", Pennsylvania 95th Infantry Regiment and was wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia on June 10, 1864. He had an Intra Regimental Company Transfer on November 2, 1864 from Company “E” to Company “D”; and was discharged for disability on December 31, 1864. Another source, however, states he enlisted as a Private on March 17, 1862 and was mustered into Company "D", Pennsylvania 95th Infantry, and was discharged for disability on December 31, 1864. This though we believe to be incorrect, as he was mustered into Company “E” and did not become a part of Company “D” until November of 1864; after he was wounded. After the war Blain was a Member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Post # 26 in Roxbury, Massachusetts and died on June 5, 1909.
We would like to honor Blain as an Australian veteran and place his story on the Veterans Memorial Website (www.acwv.info) in Australia.
Any information you can provide on his birth, life, family, death and where he is buried would be greatly appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org