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Leonard Wood
Birth: Oct. 9, 1860
Winchester
Cheshire County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1927
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

US Army General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An 1883 Harvard Medical School graduate, he joined the Army as a contract physician. Taking part in the 1886 Geronimo expedition, he received the CMOH for a heroic trek to obtain supplies and reinforcements. Wood commanded the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (Rough Riders) during the Spanish-American War, with Theodore Roosevelt as second in command. Wood then received promotion to
Brigadier General and commanded the 2nd Cavalry Brigade until becoming Cuba's Military Governor. He later commanded the Philippines Division and the Department of the East in New York City, and in 1910 was appointed Army Chief of Staff. In 1914 Wood returned to the Department of the East and campaigned for Army modernization and preparedness prior to World War I. Denied a field command because General John J. Pershing was not sure they could work together, he oversaw training of two divisions before they went to France. In 1920 Wood was the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, but lost to Warren G. Harding. Retiring as a Major General in 1921, Wood became Governor of the Philippines, serving until shortly before his death. Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is named for him. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Jewett Wood (1829 - 1880)
  Caroline E. Hagar Wood (1836 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Louise Adriana Wood (1869 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Leonard R Wood (1892 - 1931)*
  Osborne Cutler Wood (1897 - 1950)*
  Louise Barbara Wood (1900 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Wood (1860 - 1927)
  Jacob Wood (1865 - 1951)*
  Barbara Reed Wood (1867 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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MAJOR GENERAL US ARMY
CAPTAIN MEDICAL CORPS
COL. 1ST VOL CAVALRY
MILITARY GOVERNOR OF CUBA
CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY
GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINES
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 21, Grave S-10
GPS (lat/lon): 38.87506, -77.07468
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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God bless you on Veteran's Day (early). Rest in Peace.
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Nov. 10, 2016
God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 30, 2016
God bless you on your Birthday (belated). Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Oct. 11, 2016
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