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Confederate (CSA)


George Washington Wooding

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Hampden-Sydney College, Class of 1858

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Danville (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

From Danville, VA, he studied law at the University of Virginia. He enrolled (probably as a Lieutenant) in the Danville Artillery in 1861, and was appointed Captain of his Battery at its reorganization of 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He led the battery in action at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the hand and, mortally, the thigh in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He died of wounds at Thomas Yerby's farm Belvoir near Fredericksburg on 1 February 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Moore.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from the Hampden-Sydney Alumni and family genealogists.


05/12/1838; Danville, VA


02/01/1863; near Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, VA


1   Moore, Robert H. II, Danville, Eighth Star, New Market, and Dixie Artillery, Appomattox: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989  [AotW citation 15722]