William M Wright


BirthMarch 30, 1842
DeathNov. 8, 1910
CemeteryStuart (Stuart)
PostWright (Reynolds)
Unit2nd Michigan Cavalry, Company A

Sergeant William W Wright

Company A, 2nd Michigan Cavalry

Wright was born in Bay City (Bay County), Michigan on March 30, 1842. He was residing in Bay City when he enlisted as a private on August 30, 1861. Wright was mustered on October 2, 1861 and served about 46 months. He was mustered out on August 17, 1865 at Macon, Georgia. Wright re-enlisted in 1864 and was promoted to corporal during that year. In addition, he was promoted to sergeant during the same year.

The 2nd Michigan Cavalry was organized and mustered in Detroit on October 2, 1861. During his enlistment, the outfit was involved in many major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-June 29, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Wright died on November 8, 1910 and is buried in the Stuart Cemetery in Stuart (Holt) County, Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Wright Post (#186) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Reynolds, Nebraska. The Post was not named after William W Wright. In addition, he was a member of the Stewart Post (#177) of the GAR in Stuart, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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