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Federal (USV)


George Wright

(c. 1821 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 40 year old plumber from South Boston, he enlisted in Company E, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 25 July 1861. He was appointed Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the flesh of his right thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, near Sharpsburg, and discharged there for disability on 23 March 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 Casualty details from Nelson.2


c. 1821


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 448  [AotW citation 17815]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 446  [AotW citation 17816]