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Marcus Joseph Wright

Marcus Joseph Wright, American federal agency administrator.

Background

  • Wright, Marcus Joseph was born on June 5, 1831 in Purdy, Tennessee, United States. Son of Captain Benjamin and Martha Ann (Hicks) Harwell Wright.

  • Education

    • Education common school and academic. Practiced law, Tennessee Entered C.S.A., May 1861, as lieutenant colonel 154th senior Tennessee Infantry. Promoted brigadier general, 1862.

      Wounded at Shiloh, agent War Department for Collection of Military Records, from 1878.

    Career

    • 2d, Pauline Womack. Author: Life of General Winfield Scott (in Appleton’s “Great Commander” Series), 1894. Co-author: Memoirs of Robert E. Lee (with General A. L. Long), 1886. Library of American History, 1900.

      General Officers of the Confederate Army. Colonel David Crockett, of Tennessee. Sketch of Life of General John Peter Muhlenberg.

      The Social Evolution of Woman. Official Portfolio of War and Nation. Tennessee in the War of 1861-1865.

      Official and Illustrated War Record. Analytical Reference, 1904. Home: Washington, District of Columbia Deceased.

    Works

    • Author: Life of General Winfield Scott (in Appleton’s “Great Commander” Series), 1894. Co-author: Memoirs of Robert E. Lee (with General A. L. Long), 1886. Library of American History, 1900.

      General Officers of the Confederate Army. Colonel David Crockett, of Tennessee. Sketch of Life of General John Peter Muhlenberg.

      The Social Evolution of Woman. Official Portfolio of War and Nation. Tennessee in the War of 1861-1865.

      Official and Illustrated War Record. Analytical Reference, 1904.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Spencer Elcan.
    • father: Captain Benjamin Wright
    • mother: Martha Ann (Hicks) Harwell Wright
    • spouse: Martha Spencer Elcan
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    Born June 5, 1831
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