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Wainwright, Richard

Born: 1817 AD
Died: 1862 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Military Officer

1817 – Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

1831 – Wainwright was commissioned in the United States Navy on the 11th of May.

1841-1857 – Wainwright served in the Coast Survey and on the Navy’s Home Station.

1860 – He cruised in Merrimack on special service.

1861 – On the 25th of April, he performed gallant service in extinguishing a fire on Hartford while continuing the bombardment of the forts.

1862 – Died in New Orleans on the 10th of August.