Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry
He enlisted as a Private in Company E (later B), 5th Alabama Infantry on 1 May 1861 at Talladega.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot to his left ankle in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September, left on the battlefield, and captured.
The rest of the War
His name appears on a US Army list of paroled prisoners on 3 October and he was admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 18 October. He was transferred to Fort McHenry in Baltimore on 20 October, for exchange, and admitted to a CS Army hospital in Richmond, VA on 29 October 1862. There is no later military record.
References & notes
Pruett1, has him as G.B. Wright and says he died in Boonsboro, MD, date not given, and was originally buried "in Mrs. Hoffman's barn field near Boonsboro, 150 yards N. W. of the barn". This contradicts his service information from the State of Alabama2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 given above. Wound and hospital details also from the Patient List,4 as G.R. Wright.
1 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5037]
2 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <https://archives.alabama.gov/research/CivilWarService.aspx>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15793]
3 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 27965]
4 National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.158 [AotW citation 27966]