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Federal (USV)


John D. Wright

(1834 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Service in Royal Artillery from 1852 - 56, in Crimean War (1854). He came to the US in 1857. He was in Company K.

On the Campaign

He captured two men of the 14th North Carolina Infantry at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Promoted Sergeant at Fredericksburg in December 1862. WIA at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 in left hip and blinded in one eye by "a powder burn from a gun in the hands of a comrade who shot over my shoulder." Discharged 23 August 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Washburn1.


08/12/1834; County Tyrone, IRELAND


1   Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 325 - 333  [AotW citation 9027]