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Confederate (CSV)

Private

George W. Wright

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company E (renamed B), 5th Alabama Infantry on 1 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and left on the battlefield in action on South Mountain on 14 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "in Mrs. Hoffman's barn field near Boonsboro, 150 yards N. W. of the barn". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as G.B. Wright. Details from the State of Alabama.2

Death

Date not known Boonsboro, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 5037]

2   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15793]