John Wright

John Wright (abt. 1844)

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Musician John Wright
Born about in United Statesmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 22 Feb 2020 | Created 21 Mar 2018
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Biography

Occupations

  • 1863: Laborer

Residences

  • 1863: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (military enlistment)

Military Service

During the Civil War, he served as a Musician in Company B of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 19 years old, married and working as a laborer when he enlisted on 25 February 1863 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.[1]

Research Notes

RE: the 1890 Veterans schedules: I'm 90% sure this is this John Wright of the 3 John Wrights in the 54th - I believe what the transcriptionist noted as a middle initial M. is actually a Mus. for musician - Raymoure-1

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Sources

  1. Emilio, Roster p. 349


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