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Mark Wood

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C,
    21st Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Georgia, USA
Citation
One 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Medal of Honor Recipient Mark Wood
Medal of Honor Recipient Mark Wood
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Portage, Wood County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 15, 1864
    Medal mailed to Wood at Bowling Green, Ohio, and acknowledged via return letter dated 15 January 1864.
  • Born: 1839, England
  • Died: July 11, 1866, Toledo, OH, United States
  • Buried: Forest Cemetery (PM) (H-35), Toledo, OH, United States
 

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