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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II
p245
1267

(Born Mas.)

William H. Wood

(Ap'd Mas.)

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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., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1845.

Served: in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1847, being

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Sep. 21, 1846)

engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1848‑49, — March to El Paso, 1849, — and Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1849‑51; in garrison at

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Sep. 9, 1851)

Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Massachusetts, Col., 1852‑53, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1853, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1853, — and Ft. Fillmore, on regimental Staff duty, 1853‑54; on Recruiting service, 1854‑55; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Sep. 27, 1855, to Oct. 31, 1856; on frontier duty at Albuquerque, N. M., 1857, — Ft. Thorn, N. Mex., 1857‑58, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1858‑60, — as Adjutant, 3d Infantry, May 1, 1860, the Apr. 11, 1861, — at Santa Fé, N. M., 1860, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., 1860‑61; and in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1861.

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

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Apr. 11, 1861)

of the Column marching by the Aqueduct Bridge across the Potomac, into Virginia, for the Capture of Alexandria, May 24, 1861; in the

(Major, 17th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, as Asst. Inspector-General on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; as Asst. Provost Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac, in the Virginia Peninsular and Maryland Campaigns of 1862, — and superintending, mustering, and forwarding to the field p246Convalescents, Stragglers, etc., near Alexandria, Va., Dec. 24, 1862, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Infantry, Dec. 3, 1863)

May 24, 1864; in command of the forces at New Orleans, La., June‑July, 1864; as Provost Marshal General of the Military Division of West Mississippi, July 27, 1864, to June 15, 1865; in command of Regiment at New Orleans, La., and Jackson Barracks, La., Aug. 25, 1865, to Apr. 22, 1866; and on leave of absence, Apr. 22 to Aug. 12, 1866.

Served: in command of regiment at Jackson Barracks, La., Aug. 12, 1866, to Mar. 27, 1869; awaiting orders, Mar. 27, 1869, to Dec. 15, 1870;

(Colonel, 17th Infantry, Feb. 22, 1869)

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

(Assigned to 11th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1870)

in command of regiment and Ft. Griffin, Tex., Feb. 21, 1871, to Dec. 25, 1872, — and of Ft. Richardson, Tex., Dec. 29, 1872, to Nov. 17, 1876 (on leave of absence, Feb. 28 to May 10, 1875), as Member of Retiring Board and on Court Martial, May 19 to Nov. 7, 1876; and in command of post of Cheyenne Agency, Dak., Dec. 5, 1876, to May 9, 1879; on leave of absence, June 8, 1879; on detached service at Ft. Abraham Lincoln, Dak., to July 20, 1879; in command of regiment at Ft. Bennett, Dak., to Dec. 19, 1879, — and at Ft. Sully, Dak., to Aug. 28, 1880; and Superintendent of Recruiting service at New York city, Oct. 1, 1880, to June 26, 1882.

Retired from Active Service, upon his own Application, June 26, 1882,
having Served over 30 Years.

Died, Jan. 1, 1887, at Pass Christian, Mis.: Aged 66.


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