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Gen George S. Wright
Birth: Oct. 22, 1803
Norwich
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1865, At Sea

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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 Spouse:
  Margaret Wallace Foster Wright (1806 - 1865)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Forster Wright (____ - 1873)*
  James Heron Wright (1832 - 1837)*
  Elizabeth H Wright Owen (1837 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sacramento City Cemetery
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Plot: Section 50, Lot 42
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 16, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 4206
Gen George S. Wright
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Gen George S. Wright
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Gen George S. Wright
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The remains of Brigadier General George Wright and Mrs. Wright, who lost their lives by the wreck of the Brother Jonathan, were buried in the Sacramento City Cemetery yesterday, with appropriate and imposing ceremonies. (SDU 10/23/1865)
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