Rank and organization: Yoeman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, London, England.
Accredited to: Maryland. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
as yeoman on board the U.S.S. Monticello during the reconnaissance of the
harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, N.C., 23 to 25 June 1864. Taking
part in a reconnaissance of enemy defenses which covered a period of 2
days and nights, Wright courageously carried out his cutting of a telegraph
wire and the capture of a large group of prisoners. Although in immediate
danger from the enemy at all times, Wright showed gallantry and coolness
throughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information
of the rebel defenses.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)