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Marcus Joseph Wright
Birth: Jun. 5, 1831
Purdy
McNairy County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1922
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was Military Governor of Kentucky, serving until its evacuation in 1862. After serving on the staff of General Benjamin F. Cheatham, he was promoted Brigadier General in December, 1862 and fought at the Battle of Chickamauga and the Third Battle of Chattanooga in 1863. From 1864, to the end of the war, he was in charge of the District of Atlanta, Georgia, commanded the City of Macon Georgia and the Confederate District of Western Tennessee. After the war he was appointed an agent to the US War Department in 1878, charged with collecting official Confederate Army records and served in post for thirty years. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin Wright (1784 - 1860)
  Martha Ann Hicks Wright (1793 - 1859)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Spencer Elcan Wright (1837 - 1875)*
  Pauline Womack Wright (1845 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin J Wright (1865 - 1903)*
  Pauline Casey Young Wright Dinwiddie (1880 - 1961)*
  Howard Paul Wright (1881 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julia A. Harwell (1811 - 1824)**
  Elizabeth Levenia Wright Crump (1825 - 1853)*
  Marcus Joseph Wright (1831 - 1922)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 16, Site O-S
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
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Rest in peace.
- Sharon Rish King
 Added: Jul. 25, 2016
Thank you for your service ...."Preserving the memories so others will remember...."
- John Michael
 Added: May. 8, 2016

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 9, 2015
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