b. 01/12/1874 Norfolk, Virginia. d. 20/03/1949 Petersburg, Virginia.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 11/05/1898 Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Bright was born December 27, 1874 in Norfolk, Virginia, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Coal Passer to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Nashville (PG-7).
On board the U.S.S. Nashville during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Bright set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
BURIAL LOCATION: BLANDFORD CEMETERY, PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA.
SECTION 13, LOT 6
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.