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Captain William Wright of New Haven enlisted in Company G on September 9, 1861. He was discharged on October 26, 1864 (time expired). He previously served with the 2nd Lt. Rifle Company, 3rd Conn Vol earlier in the war.

Murray’s History (Page 39) provides: “In its issue of Oct. 8, 1861, the New Haven Palladium says: " * * * We are personally acquainted with Capt. William Wright of Hartford, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, formerly for some years in the English army, who is now filling up a company for this [the Ninth] regiment. He lacks only about twenty men, and we give our assurance that they could not go under a better leader. Capt. Wright resigned an appointment in the regular U. S. Army —having previously served in the three months volunteers— and ought to have his company immediately filled. We wish all success to the 9th Regiment and to him."

A note from Murray’s History (Page 415) adds: Writing from New Orleans, La., April 15, 1885, to Comrade M. P. Coen of Naugatuck, Ct., Capt. William Wright says: "My wife and self visited Proctorville, (La.), last Sunday for the purpose of noting any changes that had taken place, in the last twenty years, in that never-to-be-forgotten land of swamps and alligators. Well, there are a few changes. In the first place, the quarters we occupied have been destroyed by fire, the chimneys alone standing, reminding one of the shadowy ghosts of sentinels guarding the swamps. The bayou has been changed in its course, making quite a straight canal. I still found the inevitable negro sitting on the bank of the bayou fishing for his daily meal. The old fort is still in charge of the identical alligator that withstood so many shots from our rifles. The host of mosquitoes that greeted us on our arrival seemed to remember us with great pleasure for they instantly commenced presenting their bills,—possibly with a view of making up for lost time. They seemed to think that Yankee blood was good enough yet."






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