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 Sterling Alexander Martin “S.A.M.” Wood

Sterling Alexander Martin “S.A.M.” Wood

Birth
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Death 26 Jul 1891 (aged 68)
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Burial Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 11114 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Florence, Alabama, at the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer and newspaper editor. He began his military career as Captain of the Florence Guards, guarding the entrance to Fort Morgan near Mobile. In May 1861, he was appointed Colonel in command of the 7th Alabama Infantry and promoted Brigadier General in January 1862. He led his men in battles in the western theatre at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and was wounded at Perryville. After he recovered, he led forces at the Battle of Murfreesboro and was placed in command of the District of North Alabama with headquarters in Florence where he remained until June 1863, when he resigned his commission. After the war, he resumed legal practice and served as a state legislator.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11114
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sterling Alexander Martin “S.A.M.” Wood (17 Mar 1823–26 Jul 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11114, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .