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2LT Mark Wood

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2LT Mark Wood

  • Birth 22 Sep 1839 Nottingham, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Death 11 Jul 1866 Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section H Lot 35 Grave 7
  • Memorial ID 18491

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in England, he served as a Private in Company C, 21st Ohio Infantry, Union Army and was a member of the Andrews Raiders. In April 1862, he was one of the 22 men which included 2 civilians who penetrated nearly 200 miles south into Confederate enemy territory. There they captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, 1863 and later achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.

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  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Mark Wood (22 Sep 1839–11 Jul 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18491, citing Forest Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .