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 Marcus Joseph Wright

Marcus Joseph Wright

Birth
Purdy, McNairy County, Tennessee, USA
Death 27 Dec 1922 (aged 91)
Washington City, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 16, Site O-S
Memorial ID 11115 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcus Joseph Wright (5 Jun 1831–27 Dec 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11115, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .