Civil War Records of James Henry Wood


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E 26th MVI enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; prom. Corpl., Sept. 14, 1863; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 must. out Aug. 26, 1865 as Private Acton farmer age 22
MASSCW, 3:94

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page  62-63 (PDF)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 26th MVI July 16, 1897 Invalid 1 194 779 972 212 Mass.  
March 20, 1902 Widow 759 274 545 934 Mass. Lucy H. Wood

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic, p. 427 --as James E. Wood).


Date February 7, 1902
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 62
Cause diabetes
Obituary Concord Enteprise, February 12, 1902
Burial Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Massachusetts
Survived by Lucy H. Wood

Additional Information

James Henry Wood, a 16 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 58) of Ebenezar (a pencil maker) and Phebee Wood  (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 11).

James H. Wood, a 20 year old clerk, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 70) of Ebenezer and Phoebe Wood ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 37, 45.


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