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Samuel Cole Wright

Date of birth: September 7, 1842
Date of death: July 06, 1906
Burial location: Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Plympton
Home of record: Plympton Massachusetts


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Samuel Cole Wright, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 17 September 1862, while serving with Company E, 29th Massachusetts Infantry, in action at Antietam, Maryland. Private Wright voluntarily advanced under a destructive fire and removed a fence which would have impeded a contemplated charge.

General Orders: Date of Issue: January 29, 1896

Action Date: September 17, 1862

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company E

Division: 29th Massachusetts Infantry