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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p145
2317

(Born Pa.)

Edward Edgarº Wood1

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Born Lancaster County, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., Sep. 28, 1870, to Jan. 8, 1872, — Ft. Craig, N. M., Jan. 20 to Apr. 29, 1872, — and Ft. Tularosa, N. M., May 5 to Oct. 28, 1872; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of French, Dec. 11, 1872, to Aug. 31, 1876, — as Principal Assistant

(First Lieut., 8th Cavalry, July 31, 1873)

Professor, Aug. 31, 1876, to June 24, 1879, — and as Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Aug. 31, 1877, to June 24, 1879; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Schofield, June 24, 1879, to Nov. 15, 1882; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., Dec. 9, 1882, to July 30, 1883; at the Military Academy as Principal Assistant Professor p146Aof French, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 28, 1884, and of Spanish, Aug. 28, 1884,

(Captain, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 20, 1886)

to Apr. 5, 1886; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., to May 15, 1886, — on Campaign in New Mexico against Geronimo, to Sep. 16, 1886, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Oct. 11, 1886, — San Antonio, Tex., to Oct. 21, 1887, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Jan. 12, 1888 (leave of absence, to May 12, 1888) — and march to Ft. Keogh, Mon., to Aug. 1, 1889; and at the Military Academy as Principal Assistant Professor of Spanish, Aug. 28, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p194
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Principal Assistant Professor of Spanish, Aug. 28, 1889, to Oct. 1, 1892. — And Professor from Oct. 1, 1892 to ––––

(Professor of Modern Languages, U. S. Military Academy,
Oct. 1, 1892)

Vol. V
p165
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Professor of Modern Languages, U. S. Military Academy, Oct. 1, 1892 to ––––

(Colonel, U. S. Army, Oct. 1, 1902)

Vol. VI
p146B
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Sept. 17, 1846.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Cavalry.

Served: On frontier duty at Fort Union, N. M., Sept. 28, 1870, to Jan. 8, 1872; at Fort Craig, N. M., Jan. 20 to April 29, 1872; and at Fort Tularosa, N. M., May 5 to Oct. 28, 1872; at U. S. Military Academy, Assistant Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages, Dec. 11, 1872, to

(First Lieut., 8th Cavalry, July 31, 1873)

 p147  Aug. 31, 1876, and Principal Assistant Professor Aug. 31, 1876, to June 24, 1879 (served as Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Aug. 31, 1877, to June 24, 1879); Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Schofield, June 24, 1879, to Nov. 15, 1882; on frontier duty at Fort Brown, Texas, Dec. 9, 1882, to July 30, 1883; at U. S. Military Academy, Principal Assistant Professor of French, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 28, 1884, and of Spanish, Aug. 28, 1884, to

(Captain, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 20, 1886)

April 5, 1886; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., to May 15, 1886; in the field in New Mexico against Geronimo to Sept. 16, 1886; at Fort Bayard, N. M., to Oct. 11, 1886; at San Antonio, Texas, to Oct. 21, 1887; at Fort Davis, Texas, to Jan. 12, 1888; on leave of absence to May 12, 1888; on march to Fort Keogh, Montana, to Sept. 16, 1888; at Fort Keogh to August, 1889; at U. S. Military Academy, Principal Assistant Professor of Spanish, Aug. 28, 1889, to Oct. 1, 1892;

(Professor of Modern Languages, U. S. M. A., Oct. 1, 1892)

Professor of Modern Languages, United States Military Academy, Oct. 1, 1892,

(Colonel, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1902)

to Sept. 17, 1910.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Sept. 17, 1910.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 17, 1910,
By Operation of Law.

Since retirement, resided at West Chester, Pa.

Edward E. Wood, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted Sept. 8, 1862, in the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers; was promoted to Company Commissary Sergeant, First Sergeant and First Lieutenant; in command of Company, August and September, 1864; Acting Adjutant, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, October, 1864, to muster out of the regiment, June, 1865; transferred to 2nd Provisional Pennsylvania Cavalry; on Staff of 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac; honorably mustered out, Aug. 7, 1865; he was captured at Occoquan, Va., Dec. 27, 1862, and was confined in Castle Thunder, Richmond, Va. After exchange, in May, 1863, served in all the campaigns, battles and engagements of the 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, until the disbanding of the Cavalry Corps, in June, 1865.

Vol. VII
p98
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 17, 1910,
By Operation of Law.

After retirement, resided at West Chester, Pa.

Died, June 21, 1924, at West Chester, Pa.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


The Author's Note:

1 Edward E. Wood, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted, Sep. 12, 1862, in the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry (afterwards 2d Pro. Pa. Cav.); became First Sergeant and First Lieutenant; was captured, Dec. 27, 1862, at Occoquan, Va.; and after exchange, May, 1863, served in all the operations of the First Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, till mustered out of service, Aug. 7, 1865.


Thayer's Note:

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


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