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Warren Bowen GALUCIA

Warren Bowen GALUCIA

Male 1834 - 1902  (68 years)


Biography: Galucia, Warren Bowen

b. 1834, d. 1902

Warren Bowen Galucia 1834-1902

Warren Bowen Galucia 1834-1902Warren Bowen Galucia was a Civil War hero and a 6th generation descendant of Daniel Galusha (1652-1706), one of the earliest settlers of America. Warren was born March 2, 1834 in Lynn, Essex County, MA, the son of Ambrose Bowen Galucia and Tabitha Adams. He appeared on the June 1840 census in the household of his parents in Medway, MA. The family subsequently moved to Dedham, MA appearing there on the August 1850 census.

At the age of 27, Warren enlisted in the Union Army in April 1861 and was given the rank of Sergeant 1st Class in Company F, 18th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts. He fought at Gaines Mill, VA (June 1862); Malvern Hill, VA (July 1862); 2nd Bull Run, VA (August 1862); and Shepherdstown, WV (September 1862). He was given a disability discharge in November 1862 at Portsmouth Grove, RI.

After regaining his health, Warren reenlisted in September 1863 and was promoted to Lieutenant 2nd Class in Company U, 56th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts. In January 1864 he was promoted to Lieutenant 1st Class. In May 1864, he fought at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna River, and Bethesda Church being wounded during the Spotsylvania campaign.

He was promoted to Captain, Company E in June 1864 and in the first month of his command fought at Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor and Petersburg being wounded during the Petersburg campaign. He subsequently fought at Weldon Railroad (August 1864), Peebles' Farm (September 1864) and again at Petersburg (April 1865).

During the 56th Infantry Regiment campaigns, Warren established a lifelong friendship with Lieutenant, then Captain, James Weld Cartwright of Company C. James was the son of John William Cartwright Sr. and Ellen Maria Weld from two of Boston’s oldest and most respected families. Following General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, they both were mustered out in Alexandria, VA (July 1865) and made their way home – Warren to Dedham and James to Boston.

Within the next few months, Warren would be introduced to, and would become enamored with, James’ sister Sarah Weld Cartwright. They were married on December 14, 1865 and went to live with Warren’s parents Ambrose and Tabitha Galucia in Dedham, MA. Warren, Sarah and their infant son Edmund appeared there on the June 1870 census. Warren reported he was working in Boston as an insurance clerk. Sadly, their son Edmund would die a month later at the age of 18 months.

Following the 1878 death of his father and his mother moving to his brother Melvin’s home, Warren took over the Dedham homestead at 86 Harvard Street. He, Sarah and their five children, ages 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10, appeared there on the June 1880 census. He continued to work in the insurance field in Boston’s financial district. They lived on Harvard Street in Dedham for the next 20 years appearing there on the June 1900 census. On that census, Warren reported that he was employed as a government clerk.

Throughout Warren’s and Sarah’s lives, the Galucia and Cartwright families remained very close and the Galucia home on Harvard Street in Dedham was a favorite place for family gatherings. Warren died on November 27, 1902 in Dedham, Norfolk County, MA at age 68 and the funeral was held at his Harvard Street residence. Sarah would die that following June at age 62.


  • 1840 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule). Online http://www.ancestry.com/

  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule). Online http://www.ancestry.com/

  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule). Online http://www.ancestry.com/

  • 1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule). Online http://www.ancestry.com/

  • 1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule). Online http://www.ancestry.com/

  • American Civil War Soldiers. Online http://www.ancestry.com/

  • Charles W. Cartwright. "Edward Cartwright (1640-1705) Descendant Chart", compiled 1840 & updated 1940/1990

  • Massachusetts City Directories. Online http:www.ancestry.com/

  • Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910. Online http://www.newenglandancestors.org/

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