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b. 1835 London, England.  d. ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23-25/06/1864 Wilmington, North Carolina.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was born in London, England and entered the Union Navy at Baltimore, Maryland.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Served as yeoman on board the USS 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Wright