Thomas Wood

BirthDec. 27, 1837
DeathMarch 1, 1927
CemeteryHillcrest (Decatur)
PostGranger (Decatur)
Unit046th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Private Thomas Wood

Company K, 46th Illinois Infantry

Wood was born in England on December 27, 1837. The 23 year old enlisted in the regiment on November 7, 1861. He was mustered on December 30, 1861 and served over 4 years. Wood re-enlisted on January 4, 1864. He was mustered out of the regiment on January 20, 1866 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The 46th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler (Chicago), Illinois on December 28, 1861. The unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 14-16, 1862).

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 31 killed and 9 wounded.

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Wood died on March 1, 1927 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur (Burt County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and one of the last members of the Granger Post (#119) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Decatur.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.