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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Crafts J. Wright

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1823, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1828.

On authorized graduation leave of absence from July 1, 1828, to Nov. 8, 1828.

Resigned, Nov. 8, 1828.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Ohio, 1830‑47, and 1853‑54. Editor of "Cincinnati Gazette," Ohio, 1847‑53.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62; in Missouri, 1861‑62; in the Tennessee Campaign of

(Colonel, 13th Missouri Volunteers, Aug. 13, 1861:
22d Ohio Volunteers, June 17, 1862)

1862, being engaged on Reconnoissance around Ft. Henry, Feb. 4‑6, 1862, — Battle of Ft. Donelson, Feb. 13‑16, 1862, — March to Nashville and return to Clarksville, Feb., 1862, — in command of Clarksville, Mar., 1862, — and Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6‑7, 1862; and in the Mississippi Campaign of 1862, being engaged in the Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 10‑May 30, 1862, where he remained in camp till he

Resigned (Sick), Sep. 16, 1862.

Civil History. — Farmer, near Glendale, O., 1862‑75. Superintendent and Steward of the U. S. Marine Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1875‑83.

Died, July 23, 1883, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 75.

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