Captain James W. Grace

Edited portrait of James W. Grace in uniform.
Edited portrait of James W. Grace in uniform.

Captain James W. Grace

A New Bedford merchant prior to the Civil War, James Grace was instrumental in the formation of the 54th Massachusetts. He started as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, enrolling soldiers at the Tobey & Coggeshall building in New Bedford. He was later promoted to captain after the July 19, 1863 Battle of Fort Wagner. After Fort Wagner, he served as Acting Engineer Officer and Ordinance Officer in South Carolina.Although born on December 30, 1833, his decease date is unknown.

Last updated: February 4, 2021

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