- There was another Nathaniel Wright (B. abt 1838, D. Aug 25, 1864), who lived in Albany county, served in the same Regiment and died in 1864 during the war.
- Robert Keating in the Carnival of Blood says that Nathaniel Wright of Berne was the brother of Silas W. Wright of Berne who also fought in the 7th NY Heavy Artillery Regiment. This is incorrect.
Marriage & Children
|Enlistment Date:||12 Aug 1862 or Aug 9, 1863|
|Enlistment Place:||Berne, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Captured on:||30 Jul 1864|
|Captured at:||Deep Bottom, VA|
|Imprisoned at:||Salisbury, NC|
|Died of Disease on:||5 Feb 1865|
|Place of Death:||Prison hospital, Salisbury, NC|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 28. He died of diarrhea. Died of starvation.|
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998|
Nathaniel Wright was born and raised in Berne, and was the eldest of twelve children. In 1850, his father Alvah Wright was a miller but later censuses record him as a laborer and as a farmer. In 1860 the family was living in Middleburgh, Schoharie County, NY, however they had returned to Berne by 1865.
Nathaniel Wright died on February 5, 1865 of diarrhea while a prisoner of war in Salisbury, NC.
Additional Research Notes
- 1850 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1855 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1860 US Census, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co, NY
- 1865 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- US Censuses