Wright, Thomas Forster
Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 2nd CA CAV, 6th CA INF, USV
Service: 2nd CA Cav, 6th CA INF, BGen USV, 3rd US INF; 12th US INF post-war, killed 4/26/63, Lava Beds, OR [College: USMA, 48]
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Birth: Unknown, Vermont
Burial: City Cemetery, Sacramento, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 13940371
Alias?: None noted
College?: USMA, 48
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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City Cemetery, Sacramento, CA
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A Shocking Defeat for Our Troops.
Reconnoitering Party Surprised.
The Entire Force Almost Exterminated.
Forty-four Officers and Men Hors du Combat.
Only Four Modocs are Killed.
Capt. Thomas and Lieuts. Wright and Howe Dead.
Lieutenant Thomas F. Wright, of the Twelfth Infantry, son of the late George T. Wright, who died like a hero at the time of the Brother Jonathan disaster, had many friends and acquaintances on this coast, and bore an excellent reputation as a soldier. He entered the army as a Second Lieutenant of volunteers, commanded a California regiment as Colonel for a long time, and closed his career during the war as brevet Brigadier-General. He was appointed First Lieutenant of the Thirty-second Infantry, July 28, 1866. From April 19, 1869, to January 31, 1870, he was unassigned. In January, 1870, he was assigned to the Twelfth Infantry, at Camp Gaston, California, where he had been ever since as commanding officer. The resignation of a Captain in his regiment had left Lieutenant Wright in the line of promotion. He was a brave, resolute man, and one who had much experience with the Indians of Arizona. He leave a wife and one child at Camp Gaston.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Apr 1873, page 3