Civil War Veteran. 1st Sergeant in Co E, 4th Missouri State Militia Cavalry & Private in Co B, Consolidated Detachment, 4th Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
GPS Coordinates: N33° 46' 12.32200" W117° 50' 29.55057" (DMS) Datum: NAD83. Coordinates are +/- 1.00 feet of the grave location.
Jacob Samuel Fallis Wood, son of William F. and Barbara Wood, was born January 6, 1839, in Page County Virginia. He married Sarah K.G. Elliot March 8, 1866. He was ordained a Baptist minister August 22, 1863. After preaching for 32 years, mainly in rural areas in northwest Missouri, his health failed, and he came to northeast Wyoming. He filed on a homestead on Beaver Creek near Alva, Wyoming, in 1893. The Reverend J.S.F. Wood helped organize the Alva Community Church and the Baptist Church at Hulett, Wyoming. Two children were born to Jacob and Sarah, William Jefferson and Jay Alden. In 1911, after more than fifty years of work for the Lord, Jacob and Sarah moved to California. He began a mission as a part of the Santa Ana Baptist Church. He resigned at 83 years of age. The Reverend Wood and his wife were known as "Uncle Jake" and "Aunt Sallie".
MISSOURI VOLUNTEER FORCES IN THE CIVIL WAR with Federal Service (UNION): 4th REGIMENT MO CAVALRY.
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4th REGIMENT MO CAVALRY.
Organized February, 1862, by consolidation of Fremont Hussars and three Companies Hollan Horse. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. Cavalry, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to May, 1862. Cavalry 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, till April, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1863. Waring's Detached Brigade, Dist. of Columbus, to January, 1864. 1st BrIgade, 1st Cavalry Division, 6th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Dist. of West Tennessee, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division Cavalry Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, and Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.
SERVICE.--Curtis' Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas January to April, 1862. Occupation of Springfield, Mo., February 14. Pierson's and Crane's Creeks February 14. Flat Creek February 15. Cross Timbers February 16. Sugar Creek, Ark., February 17. Bentonville February 19. Occupation of Fayetteville February 23. Scout through LaClede, Wright and Douglass Counties, Mo., March 1-11 (Co. "F"). Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8; Fox Creek March 7 (Cos. "E" and "F"); Mountain Grove March 9 (Cos. "E" and "F"). March to Keitsville, thence to Forsyth March 19-April 10. Forsyth April 11. March to White Plains and Batesville April 15-May 3. Batesville May 3. Little Red River May 17 (Detachment). Scout to Grand Glaze May 14. Searcy Landing, Little Red River, May 19. Expedition from Searcy Landing to West Point, Searcy and Des Arc May 27. Searcy May 27. Expedition to Grand Glaze May 31 (Detachment). Scouts from Bateaville Juno 16-17. March to Helena July 5-14. Round Hill July 7. OccupatIon of Helena till October. Expedition from Clarendon to Lawrencevilie and St. Charles September 11-13. Battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19 (Co. "C"). Expedition to LaGrange September 26 (Detachment). Moved with Davidson to Southeast Missouri and operations against Marmaduke October, 1862, to May, 1863. (Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4, 1862 (Co. "C"). Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863 (Co. "C"). Bateaville, Ark., February 4, 1863. Moved to Columbus, Ky., May, 1863, and duty there till January, 1864. (Raymond. Miss., May 12, 1863 (Co. "F"); Jackson, Miss., May 14 (Co. "F"); Champion's Hill. Miss., May 16 (Co. "F").) Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4, 1863 (Co. "F"). Near Lexington, Tenn., June 29, 1863 (Detachment). Union City, Tenn., July 10 (Cos. "C" and "E"). Occupation of Hickman, Ky., July 15-16. Expedition from Clifton in pursuit of Biffle's, Forest's, and Newsome's Cavalry July 22-27. Expedition from Columbus to Hickman, Ky., August 1 (1 Co.). Scout from Fort Pillow, Tenn., August 3 (Detachment). Expedition from Union City to Conyersville September 1-10. Conyersville September 5. Como September 19. Expedition from Paducab, Ky., to McLemoresville, Tenn., September 20-30. Pillowville November 5. Attack on Bloomfield, Mo., November 29-30. Expedition from Union City to Trenton January 22-24, 1864. Smith's Expedition from Colliersville, Tenn., to Okolona, Miss., February 11-26. Prairie Station February 20. Okolona February 21. Ivy's Hill, near Okolona, February 22. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee March 16-April 14. Sturgis' Expedition fnom Memphis, Tenn., to Ripley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Near Mt. Pleasant May 22 (De,tachment). Holly Springs, Miss., May 24. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley and Salem June 11. Expedition to Grand Gulf, Miss., July 4-24. Grand Gulf July 16. Smith's Expedition from Lagrange, Tenn., to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Operations against Price in Missouri September-October. Little Blue, Mo., October 21. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or battle of Chariot October 25. Mine Creek, Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25. Grierson's Expedition to destroy Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 21, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Verona December 25. Egypt Station December 28. At Memphis and along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till June, 1865. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Shreveport, La. Moved to Texas July 10-August 2. Garrison duty at San Antonio and scouting along the Rio Grande, Texas, till November, 1865. Mustered out November 13, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 177 Enlisted men by disease. Total 243.
Source of Data: "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, V.III" by Frederick H. Dyer, c1908, p.1305
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Sarah Katherine Graham Elliot Wood
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