Samuel Cole Wright

public profile

Is your surname Wright?

Research the Wright family

Samuel Cole Wright's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Samuel Cole Wright

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
Death: July 6, 1906 (63)
Place of Burial: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Winslow B. Wright and Mary Wright
Husband of Mary E. Wright
Father of Mary Dresser Wright
Brother of Mary Jane Wright; Winslow Bradford Wright; Abby West Wright; William Henry Harrison Wright; Nathaniel Thomas Wright and 4 others

Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
Last Updated:

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

view all

Samuel Cole Wright's Timeline

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