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Samuel Wright

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Indiana, USA
Death: July 7, 1918 (90)
Place of Burial: Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Permelia A. Wright

Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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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

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company H

Division: 2d Minnesota Infantry

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Samuel Wright's Timeline

January 20, 1828
Indiana, USA
July 7, 1918
Age 90
Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA