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CMOHS.org - Quartermaster WRIGHT, EDWARD, U.S. Navy

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WRIGHT, EDWARD

Rank: Quartermaster
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1829, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 11
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Accredited To: New York
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Citation

On board the U.S.S. Cayuga during the capture of Forts St. Philip and Jackson and the taking of New Orleans, 24 and 25 April 1862. As his ship led the advance column toward the barrier and both forts opened fire simultaneously, striking the vessel from stem to stern Wright conscientiously performed his duties throughout the action in which attempts by 3 rebel steamers to butt and board were repelled, and the ships driven off or forced to surrender. Eleven gunboats were successfully engaged and the enemy garrisons captured during this battle in which the Cayuga sustained 46 hits.