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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Benjamin H. Wright

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Benjamin Hall Wright: Born Oct. 19, 1801, Rome, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 14, 1818, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1822.

Served in garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1822‑23.

Resigned, June 1, 1823.

Civil History. — Captain, New York Militia, 1823‑27. Civil Engineer, 1823‑42. Prompted the first establishment of Railroads in the Island of Cuba, and executed the survey of the first Railroad from Havana to Guines, 1834. Associate Principal Engineer of Cuba, in the service of the Spanish Government, 1835‑36. Engineer, Cardenas and Bemba Railroad, Cuba, 1836, — and of Nuevitas and Puerto Principe Railroad, Cuba, 1837‑42.

Died, May 13, 1881, at Rome, N. Y.: Aged 80.

Buried, Rome Cemetery, Rome, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1881, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Wright's middle name and birth data are from his AOG obituary; his birthdate is also given on his tombstone.

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