J. D. and Joseph Wright Papers, 1861-1865

Joseph W. Wright (b. ca. 1834) was an Alamance County, North Carolina tenant farmer. He enlisted as a private in Co. G, 44th North Carolina Infantry on February 28, 1862. His service records indicate that he was hospitalized in Richmond for a gunshot wound to the shoulder on May 15, 1864 and returned to duty before November 1, 1864. Wright was captured in the fighting south of Petersburg on April 2, 1865, confined at Hart’s Island in New York Harbor, and released on June 17, 1865. At the time of the 1870 Census, Joseph Wright and his wife, Susan (b. ca. 1832), were still living in Alamance County

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
12257 Wright1 April 29, 1863 Joseph W. Wright Susan Wright Kinston, NC Alamance County, NC

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