About Samuel Wright
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Samuel Wright, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 February 1863, while serving with Company H, 2d Minnesota Infantry, in action at Nolensville, Tennessee. Corporal Wright was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.
General Orders: Date of Issue: September 11, 1897
Action Date: February 15, 1863
Company: Company H
Division: 2d Minnesota Infantry