Wright, Samuel A.

Samuel A. Wright, a laborer, grew up in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania and worked several decades at the local C. V. Hose Company. He attended the Richard Baker A.M.E. Church and was among the first African Americans to join the Masonic Lodge. In August 1864, Wright went to Carlisle, Pennsylvania and enlisted in Company E of the 127th United States Colored Troops Regiment. He served until his regiment was mustered out on August 29, 1865. His wife, Lucy, died on November 18, 1915. (By Don Sailer)
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Full name
Samuel A. Wright
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
Black
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
17
Family
Lucy Wright (wife)
Occupation
Other
Other Occupation
Laborer
Relation to Slavery
Free black
Church or Religious Denomination
Methodist
Other Affiliations
Masons
Military
Union Army
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