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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Benjamin F. Wright

(c. 1840 - 1864)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Tuskegee as a Private in Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 27 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862 and captured.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware, then sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 2 October and declared exchanged there on 10 November. He was furloughed home on the 15th to Warrior Stand, AL, sick. He was mortally wounded on 5 May 1864 in the Wilderness, VA and died at a field hospital nearby on 7 May, then age 24 years.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3 and the State of Alabama.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Booth Malone [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog] for the pointer to Wright.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

05/07/1864; Spotsylvania County, VA; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA

Notes

1   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: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=226523  [AotW citation 26048]