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John Wainwright, American soldier. awarded Congressional Medal of Honor “for gallant and meritorious services at storming of Ft.

Background

Wainwright, John was born on July 13, 1839 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Samuel Force and Maria (Humphrey) Wainwright.

Education

Educational public schools, New York.

Career

Private Company G, 2d Pennsylvania Infantry, April 18, 1861-July 26, 1861. Private Company F, 97th Pennsylvania Infantry, August, 1861. 1st sergeant, October 3, 1861.

Second lieutenant, January 10, 1862. First lieutenant, March 9, 1863. Captain, November 1, 1864.

Lieutenant-colonel, January 15, 1865. Colonel, June 1, 1865. Mustered out, August 28, 1865.

Membership

Served in Army of the South, Army of Virginia, and North Carolina, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Ohio. Bvtd. captain and major and commended “for gallantry in action before Richmond, Virginia, October 7, 1864”. Member City Council, Wilmington, 1893-1895.

Member Loyal Legion, Medal of Honor Legion of the United States, S.A.R.

Connections

Married Emma M. Edwards, of Chester Company, Pennsylvania, April.

father:
Samuel Force Wainwright

mother:
Maria (Humphrey) Wainwright

spouse:
Emma M. Edwards