Elbridge Gerry Hood, Jr.(1841 - 1902)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
His father died at age 27 only 6 months after his birth. He was a graduate of the Wilbraham Seminary, and studied with Boston architect E.C. Cabot to the start of the War. Then a 21 year old resident of Nahant, MA, he enrolled at First Lieutenant, Company A, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, mustered on 9 August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Captain on 15 December 1862, and may have had service in the Veteran Reserve Corps. Discharged for wounds at Antietam on 29 April 1863.
After the War:
He lived in Nahant, and was a member of the Fire Department there.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Carruth1. Details from his memorial and gravesite pages on Findagrave. His picture above from an illustration of unknown provenance posted on Geni by descendant Andrew Robert Roland. Further information from his death notice in the Boston Evening Transcript of 25 January 1902.
|Birth Date: 03/17/1841 Place of Birth: Essex County, MA |
Death Date: 01/03/1902 Death Place: Nahant, NH Burial Place: Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant, NH
1 Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pp. 9 - 12 [AotW citation 15035]
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