George W. WrightHome State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company E (renamed B), 5th Alabama Infantry on 1 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded and left on the battlefield in action on South Mountain on 14 September.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as G.B. Wright. Details from the State of Alabama.2
Death Place: Boonsboro, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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]
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