Pvt. Mark Wood

Pvt. Mark Wood (HMCJR)

Location: Toledo, OH 43608 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 40.201', W 83° 31.647'

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Company C., 21st. Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Pvt. Mark Wood, Company C,
21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Died July 11, 1866
Congressional Medal of Honor winner

Pvt. Wood, a union soldier during the Civil War, was a member of the famed Andrews Raiders, who took possession of the Confederate locomotive the "General," at Big Shanty GA. and attempted to return it to the union lines. Andrews Raiders were pursued by the Confederate soldiers in another locomotive called the "Texas." Andrews Raiders were very near the Tennessee border when they were forced to abandon the "General" because they were out of fuel, water, and the Confederate forces were closing in on them. Within a week after abandoning the "General," all of the Andrews Raiders were captured, 20 in number, and tried as spies. Seven of those who participated were hanged as spies and the remainder were put in prison. On October 16, 1862, Pvt. Wood along with five other raiders escaped prison and eventually returned to the northern lines.
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 12:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 289596 N 4616225
Decimal Degrees41.67001667, -83.52745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 40.201', W 83° 31.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 40' 12.06" N, 83° 31' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400-1440 Sherman St, Toledo OH 43608, US
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