John Lowdon Wright, b. October 1st, 1838; enlisted May 15th, 1861, in Fifth Reg’t Penn’a Reserves; commissioned Second Lieutenant, Co. K, same Reg’t, June 19th, 1861; com. Adjutant, same Reg’t., May 27th, 1863; com. Captain Co. F., same Reg’t; com. Capt. U.S. Vols. by brevet, Mar. 13th, 1865, for gallant and meritorious conduct in Wilderness Campaign. Served on Brigade Staff of Penn’a Reserve Div, as Acting Ass’t Adj’t Gen’l, and with Reg’t up to expiration of service. He m., Aug. 17th, 1862, Mary A. Beiter.1
Currently a resident of Burke, Virginia - I'm originally from the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been a student of the Pennsylvania Reserves since 1997 and thoroughly enjoy telling their story. By trade I'm a former IT Professional but presently working as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.