Joseph Leander Wood(1842 - 1882)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Sharpshooters
Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an 18 year old weaver in Lowell when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861. He had already served in Company D, 6th Massachusetts Infantry - a 3-month unit.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was again wounded at Mine Run, Virginia on 28 November 1863. He was mustered out on 12 September 1864 as Corporal.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.
|Place of Birth: Nova Scotia, CANADA |
Burial Place: Pinesbridge Cemetery, Beacon Falls, CT
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 212 -213 [AotW citation 2729]
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