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Marcus Joseph Wright

federal agency administrator

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