Apheus Wright


BirthJan. 2, 1844
DeathMarch 24, 1920
CemeteryLeau Qui Court (Niobrara)
PostLander (Niobrara)
Unit49th Ohio Infantry, Company F

Private Apheus Wright

Company F, 49th Ohio Infantry

Wright was born on January 2, 1844. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 22, 1864. Wright served about 21 months. He mustered out on November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.

Wright joined the unit during the spring of 1864. The regiment was assigned to the Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864). Their most costly battle was at Pickett’s Mill in Georgia on May 27, 1864. The outfit lost 46 soldiers, 117 were wounded, 17 were captured, and 17 were reported missing. In addition, the unit fought at several major battles during the balance of the War. A partial list includes:

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

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

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Wright died on March 24, 1920. He is buried in the Leau-qui-Court Cemetery in Niobrara (Knox County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and one of the last members of the Lander Post (#125) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Niobrara.

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


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