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b. 15/11/1833 New Jersey. d. 08/03/1903 Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Captain Wood (Company A, 97th Illinois Infantry) led a volunteer storming party which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works at Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 22, 1863 during the Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: WOODBURN CEMETERY, WOODBURN, ILLINOIS.

Old Part, Block G, Lot 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richard H Wood

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