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b. 22/09/1839 Nottingham, England.  d. 11/07/1866 Toledo, Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 04/1862 Big Shanty, Georgia.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Mark Wood, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in April 1862, while serving with Company G, 21st Ohio Infantry, in action during the Andrew's Raid in Georgia. Private Wood was one of the 19 of 22 men (including two civilians), who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST CEMETERY, TOLEDO, OHIO.

Section H, Lot 35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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