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Federal (USV)


Joseph Leander Wood

(1842 - 1882)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was an 18 year old weaver in Lowell when he enlisted (along with his brother Ephraim) as Private on 2 September 1861. He had already served in Company D, 6th Massachusetts Infantry - a 3-month unit.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded at Mine Run, Virginia on 28 November 1863. He was mustered out on 12 September 1864 as Corporal.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.


1842; Nova Scotia, CANADA


1882; burial in Pinesbridge Cemetery, Beacon Falls, CT


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, pp. 212 -213  [AotW citation 2729]