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Edwin W Wood

5th mi Cavalry, Company A
(1835 – 1864)
Edwin W. Wood enlisted as a sergeant on August 14, 1862 in Birmingham, MI at the age of 26.  He listed Southfield Twp. as his residence at the time of his enlistment.  He was promoted to Full 1st Sergeant.     Wood died from wounds on August 26, 1864 at Shepherdstown, WV at age 28.

Edwin W. Wood was born in 1835 in Eaton Twp., Madison County, NY, the son of Eli T. Wood, a miller, and his wife Kaziah.   By 1860 the Wood family was living in Southfield Twp. and Edwin was employed as a farm laborer at the time of his enlistment.

Edwin W. Wood’s body lies at rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Clarkston, Oakland County, MI.


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