Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 18, from the Fairfield District, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 14 December 1861 at Camp Hampton near Columbia, SC. He was appointed Corporal, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was captured (listed as missing) in action at Boonsboro (Turner's Gap) on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was held at Fort Delaware until 2 October, then sent on to Aikens' Landing, VA. He was declared exchanged there on 10 November 1862. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant by January 1863, 4th Sergeant by September 1863, and 3rd Sergeant on 1 September 1864. He was captured near Petersburg, VA on 25 March 1865 and held at Point Lookout, MD until released on 22 June 1865.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records with his status at "Boonsboro" from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as Corporal J.D. Wright, both online from fold3.
Date not known; Fairfield District, SC