William S. Wright was born in 1844.
William, also known as “Lightning,” was 17 years old and probably living in Grand Rapids when he enlisted with his parents’ consent in Company A on May 13, 1861.
He was wounded severely in the arm on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, and subsequently hospitalized, probably in Washington, DC, where he died of his wounds on June 24 at Judiciary Square hospital. He was buried on June 25, 1862, in the Military Asylum cemetery (Soldier's Home National cemetery).
No pension seems to be available.