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Confederate (CSV)


Greer Woodlee Wood

(1832 - 1912)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He came to Texas from Alabama after 1850 and was probably in Hallettsville, Lavaca County before the war. He enlisted there as a Private in Company F, 4th Texas Infantry on 22 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He continued in service with his Company until he was wounded at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, and afterward captured at Cashtown. He was in the US Army General Hospital in West's Buildings, in Baltimore, and was paroled there on 23 August and sent to City Point, VA the next day for exchange. He was in hospitals in Richmond, Farmville, and Petersburg, VA until 24 September 1863, when he was furloughed. He returned to duty to at least August 1864, but was surrendered and paroled at Columbus, TX on 21 July 1865.

After the War

He returned to Halletsville and operated a ranch with his brother William. By 1880 and to at least 1900 he was farming in Hays County, TX.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Elizabeth Harbour (1843-1934) in December 1858 and they had 12 children; 4 died in childhood, but 2 lived to be nearly 100.

More on the Web

See a pair of pre-war photographs of him over on the blog.


07/23/1832; Benton, AL


11/13/1912; Winters, TX; burial in Eden Cemetery, Eden, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pp. 157 - 158  [AotW citation 1821]

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 26686]