Acton Memorial Library
||1st Lieut.; comm. Sept. 10, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861||disch. May 8, 1862, resignation||South Acton||painter||age 30|
||6th MVI (9 months)||1st Lieut.; comm. Aug. 30, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862;||must. out June 3, 1863||South Acton||painter||
wounded Jan. 30, 1863 at Deserted House near Suffolk, Va.
|K||Private; enl. May 10, 1864; must. May 12, 1864; comm. 2nd Lieut. from Sergt. Major July 2, 1865; not must.||must. out Sept. 18, 1865||South Acton||age 32|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Oct. 10, 1888||Invalid||675 390||Mass.|
|May 26, 1892||Widow||551 212||Mass.||Edna L. Wood|
|Date||Dec. 30, 1891|
|Place||Chelsea Soldiers Home|
|Obituary||Concord Enterprise, January 1, 1892|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass. (source: obituary)|
|Survived by||Edna L. Wood|
William Foster Wood, a 24 year old painter, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 101) with Mary Ann Wood and 2 children (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 16).
Wm. F. Wood, a 28 year old painter, is recorded as an inhabitant of South Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 359) of Samuel Moulton ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
William Foster Wood, age 34, a Soldier in Service, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 290) with Mary Ann Wood and one child (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 75).
William F. Wood is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules," Ancestry.com).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 30, 81.
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