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

Richard H Wood

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    97th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Woodburn, Macoupin County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 12, 1895
  • Born: November 15, 1833, Canton, Salem County, NJ, United States
  • Died: March 8, 1903, Bunker Hill, IL, United States
  • Buried: Woodburn Cemetery (MH) (G-24), Woodburn, IL, United States

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