Civil War Records of William F. Wood

Service

Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E
26th MVI
1st Lieut.; comm. Sept. 10, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861 disch. May 8, 1862, resignation South Acton painter age 30
K
6th MVI (9 months) 1st Lieut.; comm. Aug. 30, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862; must. out June 3, 1863 South Acton painter

age 31;

wounded Jan. 30, 1863 at Deserted House near Suffolk, Va.

K

3rd MHA

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

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages  36-37, 46-47 (PDF)

Pension

Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E
K
K
26th MVI
6th MVI
3rd MHA
Oct. 10, 1888 Invalid 675 390   Mass.  
May 26, 1892 Widow 551 212   Mass. Edna L. Wood

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  5 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

x


Death

Date Dec. 30, 1891
Place Chelsea Soldiers Home
Age 60
Cause  
Obituary Concord Enterprise, January 1, 1892
Funeral  
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass. (source: obituary)
Survived by Edna L. Wood

Additional Information

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: 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: 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."

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See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 30, 81.

 

 

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