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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Samuel Cole Wright

Details
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    29th Massachusetts Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 17, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Antietam, Maryland, USA
Citation
Voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge.
Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel C. Wright
Medal of Honor Recipient Samuel C. Wright
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 29, 1896
  • Born: September 7, 1842, Plympton, Plymouth County, MA
  • Died: July 6, 1906
  • Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery (MH) (72-254-1), Plymouth, MA
 

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