Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Private Murray was seriously wounded in the left thigh at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863. At that time he held the rank of Sergeant.
During the fighting at the Weldon Railroad on August 19th, 1864 John was captured along with five other 19th Indiana soldiers.
It is assumed that Sergeant Murray died in captivity before the war ended.
No pension was ever filed.
Date of death and burial location unknown.