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Federal (USV)


Nelson M. Wood

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

A painter in Wilmington, he enlisted as Corporal in Company B, First Delaware Infantry on 27 August 1861 at Wilmington, giving his age as 19 - he had just turned 17.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1. Life dates from his marker on Findagrave, which indicates he was buried on the battlefield.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, DE


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13707]