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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III
p96
2192

(Born O.)

Oliver Ellsworthº Wood1

(Ap'd Ala.)

37

Born Hartford, CT.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 16, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., Sep. 30, 1867, to May, 1869, — Ft. Warren, Mas., May 9, 1869, to July, 1870, — Ft. Sullivan, Me.,

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 11, 1870)

Aug. 18, 1870, to Oct. 9, 1873, — Madison Barracks, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1873, to July 30, 1874, — Ft. Adams, R. I., Aug. 1, 1874, to Nov. 29, 1875, — and Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Dec., 1875, to Sep. 21, 1876; on leave of absence, Oct. 2, 1876, to Feb. 8, 1877; and in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Feb. 8, 1877, to Nov. 14, 1878, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Nov. 20, 1878, to June 12, 1879, — Atlanta, Ga., to Nov. 12, 1881, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Oct. 1, 1885, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Aug. 31, 1886, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Sep. 1, 1888, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p172
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In California, at Alcatraz Island, Fort Mason, and the Presidio of San Francisco, also at Fort Canby, Wash., from May, 1890 to Oct., 1896. — At Ft. Slocum, N. Y., from Oct., 1896 to March, 1898. — At Fort Hancock, N. J., from March to May 19, 1898.

(Captain of Artillery, 5th Artillery, Aug. 27, 1896)

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Commissary of Subsistence,
U. S. Volunteers, May 8, 1898)

— Assigned as Chief Commissary, 7th Army Corps. — Served with 7th Corps at Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Havana, Cuba, from May 26, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, April 17, 1899)

(Major and Commissary of Subsistence,
U. S. Volunteers, April 17, 1899)

Vol. V
p141
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served with 7th Corps at Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Havana, Cuba, from May 26, 1898 to Sept. 29, 1899. — Chief Commissary, Division of Cuba, at Havana, Cuba, from Sept. 29, 1899 to July 26, 1900. — Chief Commissary, Department of California, at San Francisco, Cal., from Aug. 9, 1900 to July 1, 1901.

(Major, Artillery Corps, May 8, 1901)

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, June 12, 1901)

— Appointed Military Attache to Japan, June 5, 1901. — Served at Tokyo, Japan, from Oct. 12, 1901 to April 28, 1905. — In the field in Manchuria with General Nogi's army at the time of the surrender of Port Arthur.

p142 (Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 21, 1904)

— Author of book entitled, From the Yalu to Port Arthur; an Epitome of the First Period of the Russo-Japanese War. — Appointed Military Secretary, April 14, 1905. — Served as Military Secretary, Department of the Columbia, at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, from May 15, 1905 to June 25, 1906.

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, June 8, 1906)

Brig.‑General, Retired Oct. 1, 1906,
at his own request, after over 44 Years' Service.

— Assigned to active duty by the Secretary of War, May 7, 1907, to accompany General Baron Kuroki, Imperial Japanese Army, and party of Japanese officers, while traveling through the United States; relieved from said duty June 25, 1907. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Vol. VI
p127
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 6, 1844.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, June 8, 1906.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 1, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, Oct. 1, 1906,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Died Dec. 4, 1910, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 66.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Oliver E. Wood, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted as a Private, 1st Connecticut Cavalry, for one year's service; was Clerk at headquarters of 11th and 8th Corps.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Wood's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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