Moses H. Wright Civil War letter
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Moses H. Wright Civil War letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Wright, Moses Hannibal, 1836-1886
Title: Moses H. Wright Civil War letter
Dates: 1861-1862
Quantity: 1.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS386f

Biographical/Historical Note

Moses Hannibal Wright (1836-1886) was born in Tennessee. He graduated seventh in his class from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1859. After graduating, he worked in the United States Ordnance Bureau in New York City, New York and St. Louis, Missouri. When the Civil War began, Wright resigned from his position and joined the Confederate Ordnance Bureau, accepting a position in the armory in Nashville, Tennessee. In February 1862, Wright moved the Nashville Armory to Atlanta, Georgia. Additional biographical information about Moses Hannibal Wright has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the official letters Moses Hannibal Wright received prior to and during the opening days of the Civil War. Of particular interest is Wright's letter of resignation from the United States Ordnance Department and the letters detailing Wright's promotions within the Confederate Ordnance Department.

Index Terms

Artillery--Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America. Ordnance Bureau.
Wright, Moses Hannibal, 1836-1886--Correspondence

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Moses H. Wright Civil War letter, MSS 386f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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1Letters, 1861-1862 View online.