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General George Wright

1803 – 1865

 
 
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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
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1897.
 
Location. 38° 33.809′ N, 121° 30.044′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the Gravesite of General Wright, south of the entrance to the Sacramento City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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2. General George Wright
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distance of this marker. Newton Booth (here, next to this marker); Sacramento City Cemetery / People of the Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); John A. Sutter, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Old Tier Grounds (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 of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .  George Wright (General). Wikipedia entry. 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 Mesa, Arizona.) 
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,512 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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