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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II
p211
1235

(Born Ky.)

Thomas J. Wood

(Ap'd Ky.)

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Thomas John Wood: Born Sep. 25, 1823, Munfordville, KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1845.

Served: in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Battle of Buena

(Transferred to 2d Dragoons, Oct. 19, 1846)

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Dec. 2, 1846)

Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847; in garrison at New Orleans, La., 1848; in the

(Bvt. First Lieut., Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

p212 War with Mexico, 1848, at the City of Mexico; on frontier duty on March through Texas to McCulloch's Station, 1848‑49, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1849, — and as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Harney, May 14 to Sep. 23, 1849, at San Antonio, and Austin, Tex.; as Adjutant 2d Dragoons, Sep. 23, 1849, to July 1, 1854, — at San Antonio, Tex., 1850‑51, —

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, June 30, 1851)

Scouting, 1851, — on the Rio Grande, 1851‑52, — Austin, Tex., 1852, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1852, — San Antonio, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1853, — and Austin, Tex., 1853‑54; on Recruiting service, 1854‑55; on frontier duty on Sioux Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.,

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1855‑56, — quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856‑57, — escorting Lieut.‑Colonel Johnston while running Kansas boundary, 1857, — Utah Expedition, 1848, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1858‑59, — Scouting, 1859, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1859; and on leave of absence in Europe, 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Organizing

(Major, 1st Cavalry, Mar. 16, 1861)

and Mustering Volunteers, Apr. 17 to Oct. 11, 1861; in

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Cavalry, May 9, 1861)

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 11, 1861)

command of Brigade at Camp Nevin, Ky., Oct. 16 to Dec. 24, 1861; in

(Colonel, 2d Cavalry, Nov. 12, 1861)

command of Division in the Tennessee and Mississippi Campaign, Feb. 25 to June 26, 1862, being engaged in the March via Nashville to Pittsburg Landing, Ten., Feb. 25 to Apr. 6, 1862, — Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862, — and Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 10 to May 30, 1862; in guarding and repairing railroads in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee, June to Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Pursuit and Dispersing of Forrest's brigade of Rebel cavalry, Aug. 29, 1862; in command of Division (Army of the Ohio) in the movement of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell to Louisville, Ky., Sep. 6‑26, 1862, — Advance into Kentucky, Oct. 1‑8, 1862, participating in the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, — and Pursuit of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bragg's Rebel forces to the Cumberland Mountains and return to Nashville, Ten., Oct. 8 to Nov. 15, 1862; in the Tennessee Campaign, commanding Division (Army of the Cumberland), Dec. 26‑31, 1862, being engaged in several Skirmishes, — and Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, where he was wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Jan. 1 to Feb. 15, 1863; in command of Division, 21st Corps (Army of the Cumberland) in the Tennessee Campaign, Feb. 15 to Sep. 22, 1863, but engaged in the Advance on Tullahoma, June 24 to July 4, 1863, — Crossing the Cumberland Mountains and March to Chattanooga, Aug. 16 to Sep. 9, 1863, — and Battle of Chickamauga, Sep. 19‑20, 1863; in command of Division, 4th Army Corps, in Operations about Chattanooga, Sep. 22 to Nov. 28, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23‑25, 1863; in East Tennessee Campaign, Nov. 28, 1863, to Apr. 16, 1864, being engaged in the March to the Relief of Knoxville, the Siege of which was raised, Dec. 3, 1863; in command of Division (Army of the Cumberland) in the Invasion of Georgia, May 3 to Sep. 27, 1864, being engaged in Operations around Dalton, May 7‑12, 1864, — Battle of Resaca, May 14‑15, 1864, — Action of Adairsville, May 17, 1864, — Battle of New Hope Church, May 25‑26, 1864, — Action of Pickett's Mill, May 27, 1864, — Battles and Skirmishes about Pine and Kenesaw Mountains, June 20 to July 2, 1864, — Passage of the Chattahoochee and Peach Tree Creek, July, 1864, — Siege of Atlanta, July 22 to Sep. 2, 1864, — Battle of Jonesborough, Aug. 31 to p213Sep. 1, 1864, — Battle of Lovejoy's Station, Sep. 2, 1864, where he was severely wounded, — and Occupation of Atlanta, Sep. 8‑27, 1864; in command of Division, Oct. to Dec., 1864, and of 4th Army Corps, Dec., 1864, to Feb., 1865, in the Tennessee Campaign against Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood's Rebel forces, being engaged in the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864, — Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15‑16, 1864, — and Pursuit of the enemy to the

(Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 27, 1865)

Tennessee River, Dec., 1864; in command of Division in East Tennessee,

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.)

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Nashville, Ten.)

Mar. to Apr., 1865, — at Nashville, Ten., May to June, 1865, — and in Texas, July to Aug., 1865.

Served: in command of Central District of Arkansas, Sep. 9 to Nov. 3, 1865, — of Department of Mississippi, Nov. 14, 1865, to Aug. 13, 1866, — and of District of Mississippi, Aug. 13, 1866, to Jan. 17, 1867; on leave

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Sep. 1, 1866)

of absence and awaiting orders, June 17 to Nov. 30, 1867; in command of regiment and Ft. McPherson, Neb., Dec. 19, 1867, to Jan. 25, 1868.

Retired from Active Service as Major-General, June 9, 1868 (changed to Brig.‑General by Law of Mar. 3, 1875) for disability from Wounds received in Battle.

Vol. IV
p64
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Member of Board of Visitors to Military Academy, 1895. — Post-office address, 121 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio.

Vol. V
p60
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Feb. 25, 1906, at Dayton, Ohio: Aged 82.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1906, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


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