|Birth||July 23, 1841|
|Death||June 22, 1933|
|Unit||95th Illinois Infantry, Company E|
Private Israel Wood
Company E, 95th Illinois Infantry
Company E, 47th Illinois Infantry
Wood was born in Canada on July 23, 1841. He was residing in Chemung (McHenry County), Illinois when he enlisted and mustered into the 95th Illinois Infantry on December 21, 1863. He served about 1 year and 8 months before transferring to the 47th Illinois Infantry on August 17, 1865. Wood served an additional 5 months with his second unit. He was discharged on January 21, 1866 at Selma, Alabama.
The 95th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Rockford, Illinois on September 4, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:
Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863). Regimental losses were 29 killed and 9 wounded in several days of fighting.
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Pursuit of Confederate General Hood to the Tennessee River (December 17-28, 1864).
Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).
Wood died on June 22, 1933 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Maywood Cemetery in Maywood (Frontier County), Nebraska. Wood was a member of the following Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Posts:
Heintzelman Post (#250) in Stockville, Nebraska.
Sibley Post (#303) in Maywood, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.