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Federal (USV)


Philburd S. Wright

(c. 1830 - 1864)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 31 year old farmer from Manhattan, IN, he enlisted as First (Orderly) Sergeant, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry and mustered on 12 September 1861. He was "unjustly" reduced to the ranks, on 1 February 1862, and promoted to Corporal on 21 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left calf, with "abrasion of the fibula" bone, in action at Antietam. on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 28 September, and was discharged for wounds there on 13 (or 15) December 1862. He reenlisted on 1 September 1863 in Company C, 115th Indiana Infantry, and mustered out as a Corporal on 25 February 1864. He again reenlisted, on 15 March 1864, as Private, Company E, First Indiana Heavy Artillery. He died of disease on 12 November 1864 at Baton Rouge, LA.

References & notes

Service information from the Adjutant General1 and Brown.2 His Frederick hospital detail from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1830


11/12/1864; Baton Rouge, LA; burial in Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, LA


1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pp. 463, 613; Vol. 7, pg. 45  [AotW citation 18365]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 566  [AotW citation 18366]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #564  [AotW citation 18367]