Creator

Date Original

1914-1980

Description

This collection contains material related to or written by John Crowell Wright. His memoir provides details of General Sterling Price's raid into Missouri in 1864, as well as the guerrilla warfare in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Crowell Wright was born March 14, 1835, in Georgia, and moved with his family to Union County, Arkansas, in 1843. He married Mary Alabama Newton on March 29, 1859. At the start of the Civil War, Wright joined the Confederate Army and was elected captain of Company C, Fifteenth Infantry Regiment, and then lieutenant colonel. Captured at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, Wright escaped and rejoined the Confederate Army, serving in Arkansas with the regiment of his brother-in-law, Asa Morgan, and then as colonel in the Twelfth Arkansas Cavalry Regiment. After the war, Wright returned to Union County and served as circuit and county clerk and state representative. He died January 18, 1915. A compilation of Wright's memoirs were published in 1982 under the title "Memoirs of Colonel John C. Wright C.S.A."

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Missouri

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.032.013

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Crowell Wright papers, SMC.032.013

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Crowell Wright papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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