Civil War Union Brigadier General. A graduate of West Point, George Wright's gallantry in the field earned him commendations; from the Seminole War in Florida, to the Mexican War, to the Indian Campaign in the Pacific Northwest. During the Civil War, President Lincoln gave him the command of the Pacific Coast. Lost at Sea in wreck of the steamer, Brother Jonathan, Point St. George, Crescent City California, July 30, 1865
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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Brother Jonathan and remembering the 225 souls who perished at sea. Rest in peace. -
Catherine Fields Added: Jul. 30, 2015
The Idaho Civil War Round Table commemorates the 150th anniversary of your death today as you died in the shipwreck of the SS Brother Jonathan while providing leadership as the sinking ship was being evacuated.We honor you for your service before and duri...(Read more) -
Added: Jul. 30, 2015