JOHN G. WRIGHT Gen. John G. Wright of Orange, N.J., died at St. Luke's Hospital, in this city, on Sunday night, from the effects of an operation which he under- went in the faint hope that it would prolong his life. He was born in New-York in 1837, of Scotish parentage, and at the beginning of the was was a builder, doing a large business in this city. He and his brother, now Major David F. Wright of Brooklyn, were members of the Sev- enth Regiment, and went with that organization on iys trip to the South. Later the two brothers re-enlisted, John G. Wright taking command of Company A, Fifty-first New-York (Veteran) Vol- unteers. Meanwhile two other brothers, George M. and William, had enlisted in the Western army. In March, 1863, Capt. Wright, for meritorious conduct, was promoted to the rank of Major. In December of the following year he was made Lieutenant Colonel, and in March, 1865, he was brevetted Brigadier General for gallant service in battle. He took part in the Burnside expedi- tion. Later he was with Pope's army, and served conspicuously in the actions of Kelly's Ford, Rappahannock Station, Sulphur Springs, Bristow Station, Second Bull Run, and Chan- tilly. He also served with McClelland, Grant, and Sherman, and wherever he went carried with him the reputation of a brave soldier and a good fighter. He was taken prisoner at the bat- tle of Poplar Grove, Spring Church, in Septem- ber, 1864, and spent six months in Libby Prison, Salisbury, and Danville. Soon after he was ex- changed he was placed in command of Camp Auger, near Alexandria, Va., and was still there when he was mustered out in August, 1865. He was wounded three times, but not seriously. In his service he discharged the duties of As- sistant Adjutant General, Assistant Inspector General, and Provost Marshal, and as Assistant Engineer on Burnside's staff superintended the building of the earthworks of the Ninth Corps in front of Petersburg. After the war Gen. Wright became a contractor and built a great many macadamized roads in this part of the country and in the vicinity of St. Louis. While in St. Louis he became a member of the Missouri Commandery of the Loyal Le- gion and of Ransom Post of the Grand Army, of which organizations Gen. Sherman is also a member. Gen. Wright's wife died a number of years ago, and his immediate family at the time of his death consisted of two children, absent in Scotland. The funeral will take place at Grace Church, in the city, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.