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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Alexander Wood

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 32nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old clerk, he mustered as Private, Company A, 32nd Virginia Infantry on 13 May 1861 in Hampton. He transferred to Company E on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 1 October 1862. Originally buried "in Mayers' field in the hollow below Grove's house, towards the canal". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Edward C. Wood. Service and other details from Les Jensen's 32nd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1990) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

10/01/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4490]