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Confederate (CSV)


Josiah H. Wright

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old farmer at Fruit Hill, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861. He transferred to Company G about May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 19 October 1862, probably at a US Army field hospital in or near Sharpsburg. He was originally buried "in Rev. J. J. Adams town lot, back of the M. E. Graveyard" in the town of Sharpsburg and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 as James H. Wright. His service from the Roll,2 which has him as J.H. Wright and killed outright at Sharpsburg, and Swain.3 Personal details from family genealogists.

He was one of 15 children; at least 5 of his 10 brothers (and two of his cousins) were in the 7th SC Infantry over the course of the war.


c. 1834; Edgefield District, SC


10/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


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 5039]

2   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company G, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24214]

3   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 680  [AotW citation 24694]