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Wright, William H.


Age: 26, credited to Fairfield, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/9/61, m/i 9/16/61, 4SGT, Co. C, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr 1SGT, comn 1LT 6/9/64 (7/11/64), pr CPT 11/10/64 (12/22/64), m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: 04/21/1835, Sheldon, VT
Death: 11/20/1915

Burial: Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 39032295


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/3/1885; widow Sarah, 12/11/1915, VT
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: No found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Elizabeth Wright Ross, Essex Jct., VT

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Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, VT

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Inmates of the Soldiers' Home and other local Civil War veterans will be interested in the death of Capt. William H. Wright of Sheldon which occurred Saturday evening, aged 80 years. Capt. Wright enlisted in the Fifth regiment, Vt. Vols. September 15, 1861, and was mustered into the service of the United States September 16, as first sergeant of Company C. He was promoted to the captaincy of the company. He re-enlisted at the expiration of three years and was mustered out in Burlington, June 3, 1865, and he was in every engagement with one exception in the which the regiment participated during the war, including Gettysburg and the Wilderness. He was also with his regiment when it was sent to New York to assist in quelling the draft riots in 1863. Captain Wright passed only one week in the hospital during his entire service, the result of a slight wound from a bursting shell.

Source: Bennington Banner, November 24, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.