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Federal (USV)


Edwin R. Wood

(1842 - 1904)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old paper maker in South Adams, MA, he enlisted in Worcester as a Corporal in Company I, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 August 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 12 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 1 January 1864 and was discharged on 24 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1, his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, and Walcott.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




1904; burial in Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 641  [AotW citation 26556]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26557]

3   Walcott, Charles Folsom, History of the Twenty-first Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the War for the Preservation of the Union, 1861-1865, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882, pg. 208  [AotW citation 26558]