Civil War Records of Eben F. Wood


Obituary for Eben F. Wood

Maynard News, December 30, 1903


Serves Country in Army and Navy
During Civil War.
Eben Francis Wood passed away at his home on Maple street, Thursday, December 17th. Services were held at his late residence on Saturday at two p.m. Rev. F. S. Rice officiated. Isaac Davis Post 138, G. A. R., of which Mr. Wood was a member, attended. A widow, one daughter, Mrs. Sheldon Littlefield, and an aged mother survive him. Burial at Woodlawn.
   Mr. Wood was born in North Acton 66 years ago. The greater portion of his life has been passed among his townsmen. He will be remembered for his genial disposition and his kindness of heart won for him many friends.
   When the nation's life was in peril and strong hearts quivered, when President Lincoln called for troops in '61, Mr. Wood responded by joining the now famous Mass. Sixth, Company E, which went through Baltimore on their way to Washington. On its return, Mr. Wood being then a resident of Boston, was drafted, but preferred the navy, in which he served for one year, then re-enlisted in the army. Last winter the state of Massachusetts presented him with a bronze medal, commemorating the first call for troops. Congress has already passed the minute men a vote of thanks, and had he lived he would have received a medal from that distinguished body.