of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Yeoman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, London, England. Accredited
To: Maryland. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Served 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.
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