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Confederate (CSV)


P. E. Wright

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted at Columbus as a Private in Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Battalion on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Culpeper, VA and away from his Company to at least December 1862.

His Company (K) was converted to cavalry and attached as Company F to the 8th (Wade's) Confederate Cavalry (2d Regiment, Mississippi and Alabama Cavalry) in January 1863 and he joined them before the end of 1863. He was given a 15 day furlough on 5 June 1864 and was still absent from his unit on the muster roll of 31 December 1864, the latest in his file.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 via fold3, filed under 48th Mississippi Infantry and 8th CS Cavalry.

More on the Web

After Sharpsburg he and others of his Company signed a petition on behalf of their Lieutenant, Thomas Lipscomb.


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29001]