Samuel Cole Wright (1842 - 1906)

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Birthplace: Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Samuel Cole Wright

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Samuel Cole Wright, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 September 1862, while serving with Company E, 29th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Antietam, Maryland. Private Wright voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 29, 1896

Action Date: September 17, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company E

Division: 29th Massachusetts Infantry

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Samuel Cole Wright's Timeline

1842
September 7, 1842
Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
1875
May 21, 1875
Age 32
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1906
July 6, 1906
Age 63
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Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA