John D. Wright(1834 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 108th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Service in Royal Artillery from 1852 - 56, in Crimean War (1854). He came to the US in 1857. He was in Company K.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He captured two men of the 14th North Carolina Infantry at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted Sergeant at Fredericksburg in December 1862. WIA at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 in left hip and blinded in one eye by "a powder burn from a gun in the hands of a comrade who shot over my shoulder." Discharged 23 August 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Washburn1.
|Birth Date: 08/12/1834 Place of Birth: County Tyrone, IRELAND |
1 Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 325 - 333 [AotW citation 9027]
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