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Samuel Cole Wright
Birth: Sep. 7, 1842
Plympton
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1906
Plympton
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the 29th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in as a Private in Company E on May 22, 1861. He would go on to perform heroically at the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam, Maryland, and would be awarded the CMOH for is brave actions there. His citation reads "Voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge." Already wounded once during the Seven Days battles in June 1862, he was again wounded at Antietam, this time in the knee. He refused to leave the field upon the orders of superior officers, and remained with his unit despite his wounds. Upon recovering, he continued serving in the field, surviving typhus in June 1863, and being run down by a team of horses in October 1863. During the 1864 Overland Campaign, he was wounded at the June 2, 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, and at the July 30, 1864 Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia. In the latter battle he was shot through the right eye, and was left for dead. His recovery from that wound took 18 months, and he was discharged on February 3, 1865 at the rank of Sergeant. After the war he served as a Justice of the Peace, and as as United States Customs agent. His Medal was awarded to him on January 29, 1896, thirty three years after his brave act. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Nickerson Wright (1842 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Mary D. Sproul (1875 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
SAMUEL COLE WRIGHT
MEDAL OF HONOR
SERGT. CO E 29 MASS INF
CIVIL WAR
SEP 7, 1842 - JUL 6, 1906
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Lot 254
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Dec 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8198638
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- Anne Blake
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
Soldier, you took a walloping those four years of Civil War. Thank you for your gallant service to the country. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 6, 2016
You showed magnificent valor throughout the Civil War. Thank you and RIP
- John Haseltine
 Added: Mar. 6, 2016
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