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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Clinton Wood

(1836 - 1909)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted and mustered as Private, Company D, 37th Virginia Infantry on 20 May 1861 in Estillville, VA. He was possibly elected Captain, date not known. He was commissioned Major on 28 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was absent for a wound, his arm broken, in August 1864 and returned to the regiment on about 27 January 1865 at Winchester, VA.

After the War

He was a merchant in Gate City, VA and was first president of the South Atlantic & Ohio Railway (c. 1876). He was elected to two terms in the Senate of Virginia, and was Speaker(1881- 1882). He was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 1885, but was defeated. He moved to Bristol, TN in 1891 and ran for US Congress in 1892, but was unsuccessful.

References & notes

His service from Rankin1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Details from a bio sketch in Robert M. Addington's History of Scott County, Virginia (1932); transcribed online by genealogist Pat Jones. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

Holly Creek, VA was renamed Clintwood in his honor in 1882.


02/15/1836; near Estillville (now Gate City), VA


12/08/1909; burial in East Hill Cemetery, Bristol, TN


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21788]