- Oct 9, 2021
My fifth great grandfather Samuel Bell Wright (1818-1907). Born in Nelson County, Virginia and died in Roane County, West Virginia.
He served in Company E, 14th Virginia Cavalry, which recruited primarily from Calhoun County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Samuel would have been around 44 at time of enlistment.
WRIGHT, SAMUEL B.: 5th Sgt., Co. E, 14th VA Cav. Enl. in Calhoun Co. on 9/26/62, as 1st Corp. Prested as 5th Sgt. on 12/31/63. Detailed as wagoner in McCausland's Brigade 4/1/64 as a pvt. Pres. thru 12/31/64.
He was my only direct ancestor to serve through the war unscathed. Two ended up in prisoner of war camps in the North, one deserted, the other likely never fought.