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Confederate (CSV)

Private

George W. Woods

(? - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company G, 27th North Carolina Infantry on 24 February 1862 at Hillsboro. He was detailed as Company Cook in June.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg and "left in [the] hands of the enemy."

The rest of the War

If you see Mrs Woods tell her that her son George H. Woods is dead. He died in the hospital at Sharpsburg where we left him. One of the members of Co. B. in our Reg't who was left there with the wounded told me that he buried him there. He did not live long after the fight but we could not hear from him until these men came over and were exchanged."
- Corporal James A Graham, Co. G, 27th NC to his mother in Hillsoro, NC on 24 November 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Wilson1 and his Compiled Service Record, online via fold3. The Graham letter quoted above in the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina.

Birth

Date not known; Orange County, NC

Death

09/27/1862; Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9983]