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General George Wright

1803 – 1865

 
 
General George Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
1. General George Wright Marker
Inscription. A graduate of West Point, his gallantry on the fields of battle earned him commendations; from the Seminole War in Florida, to the Mexican War, to the Indian Campaign in the Pacific Northwest. His unwavering loyalty to the Union would prompt President Lincoln to appoint him Commander of the Pacific Coast during the Civil War. The sinking of the steamer "Brother Jonathan" off the coast of Crescent City during a violent storm claimed the General as a victim, July 30, 1865
 
Location. 38° 33.809′ N, 121° 30.044′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is at the Gravesite of General Wright, south of the entrance to the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newton Booth (here, next to this marker); John A. Sutter, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardin Bigelow (within shouting distance of this marker); The 17 Doctors of the 1850 Sacramento Cholera Epidemic (within shouting distance
General George Wright image. Click for full size.
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2. General George Wright
of this marker); In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); The Firemanís Plot (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. Famous Americans - General George Wright. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. "Guardian of the Pacific". Although he would have preferred a posting in the east where the war was more active, Wright served capably in California during the Civil War. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
General George Wright Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
3. General George Wright Gravesite
Note the marker in the bottom lefthand corner
General George Wright Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
4. General George Wright Monument
 
 
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