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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Henry Clay Wood

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    11th U.S. Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 10, 1861
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilson's Creek, Missouri, USA

Distinguished gallantry.

Medal of Honor Recipient Henry C. Wood
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry C. Wood
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Winthrop, Kennebec County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 28, 1893
  • Born: May 26, 1832, Winthrop, Kennebec County, ME, United States
  • Died: August 29, 1918
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (1-80-A), Arlington, VA, United States

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