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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Navy

William Wright

Details
  • Rank: Yeoman
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Monticello
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 23 - 25, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Citation
Served as yeoman on board the U.S.S. Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, N.C., 23 to 25 June 1864. Taking part in a reconnaissance of enemy defenses which covered a period of two days and nights, Wright courageously carried out his cutting of a telegraph wire and the capture of a large group of prisoners. Although in immediate danger from the enemy at all times, Wright showed gallantry and coolness throughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information on the rebel defenses.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1835, London, England
  • Died:
 

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