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Charles Wood

Originally from South Carolina, the family of Charles Wood had moved into Murray County, Georgia by 1860.

The Murray County Census of 1860 listed the family, using the post office at Rock Creek, as follows:

    Charles Wood, age 48, born in South Carolina.

    Nancy Wood, age 49, born in South Carolina.

    Polly Ann Wood, age 22, born in Georgia.

    Alexander W. Wood, age 19, born in Georgia.

    Andrew J. Wood, age 17, born in Georgia.

    Jasper N. Wood, age 15, born in Georgia.

During the Civil War, all three sons enlisted in the Confederate Army. All died while serving.

Alexander Wood enlisted as a Private in Company K, 14th Georgia Volunteer Infantry (Etowah Guards), July 9, 1861. Appointed to Corporal. He was killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 27, 1862.

Andrew J. Wood enlisted as a Private in Company D, 22nd Regiment Georgia, July 12, 1862. He was reported missing in action at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. He is assumed to have died there.

Jasper N. Wood enlisted as a Private in Company D, 22nd Regiment Georgia, January 12, 1863. Military records indicate that he was wounded in fighting at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, February 5, 1865. He died of wounds at Jackson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, March 9, 1865.

Three brothers, the only sons of Charles and Nancy Wood, died in that war.


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