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G.W. Wood

G.W. Wood

Confederate (CSV)


George Washington Wood

(? - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 60th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled on 19 September 1861 in Dalton, GA and was appointed Junior 2nd Lieutenant (or 3rd Lieutenant) of Company B, 60th Georgia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was with his company in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was mortally wounded in the liver and lungs and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, and died of his wounds there on 23 July.

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 which says he was mortally wounded at Sharpsburg, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His picture here is from a 1/6 plate ambrotype in the collection of David W. Vaughan, and published to accompany his article Georgians in Gray Part I: A Photographic Look at the Empire State's Confederate Soldiers in The Georgia Historical Quarterly (Vol. 89, No. 1, Spring 2005).


07/23/1963; Gettysburg, PA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 19703]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30422]