Captain AD Wright served with the Illinois Militia during the Mexican-American War Service Started: Jun 16, 1846 Unit(s): 4th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment Service Ended: May 26, 1847
AD Wright was born in 1811 to Orson Wright and Elizabeth Judd. Asa was married to Lucy W. Cabiness on 20 Jun 1837.
by Rev. J.G. Bergen.
AD was a merchant, a soldier, and a probate judge.
During the Mexican War, Captain Asa Douglas served as the leader of "F" Company, 4th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. He was present at the Battle of Veracruz and the Battle of Cerro Gordo (where members of his regiment absconded with General Santa Anna's wooden leg).
↑United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 3 October 2018. Citing NARA microfilm publication T317. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
US Census, 1850, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois , USA; family 45, dwelling 40, Lines 1-9; August 13, 1850
US Census, 1860, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois , USA; family 1498, dwelling 1588, Lines 28-39; September 13, 1860
W.R. Brink & Co. Illustrated Atlas Map of Menard County, Illinois. Edwardsville, IL: W.R. Brink, 1874.
The Illinois Woman's Columbian Club of Menard County, ed. Menard - Salem - Lincoln Souvenir Album. Petersburgh, IL: The Illinois Woman's Columbian Club of Menard County, 1893.