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Federal (USV)


Thomas Wright

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company G. He was captured at Ball's Bluff, VA on 21 October 1861, and released in February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was later appointed 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant. Promoted to Captain of Company K in August 1863. Transferred to the 36th Regiment US Colored Troops (USCT) in February 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8599]