June 23, 1864
Served as yeoman on board the U.S.S. Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmingtn, N.C., 23 to 25 June 1864. Taking part in a reconnaissance of enemy defenses which covered a period of 2 days and nights, Wright courageously carried out his cutting of a telegraph wire and the capture of a large group of prisoners. Although in immediate danger from the enemy at all time, Wright showed gallantry and coolness thorughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information of the rebel defenses.