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Wood, Seymour H.


Age: 20, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 1st VT CAV, VRC
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 8/20/62, m/i 9/29/62, SGT, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, wdd, 7/6/63, tr to VRC 4/20/64, m/o 7/7/65

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Birth: 04/19/1841, Swanton, VT
Death: 12/30/1927

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 14631242


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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The Evening Independent(St. Petersburg, FL)
Dec. 30, 1927

Sudden Heart Attack Ends Life of Civil War Veteran Here

Major Seymour Henry Wood, 86, Civil war veteran and nationally known in G.A.R. circles, who came to this city 10 years ago to make his home, died this morning at 4 o'clock at his home, 739 Seventh street north, following a brief illness caused from heart disease.

Coming to this city from St. Albans, Vt., Major Wood was past department commander of the Vermont post of Company C, First Vermont infantry, and of Company L, First Vermont Cavalry. He was a prominent member of the local Grand Army post, in which he had held office.

Born April 19, 1841 in Swanton, Vt., Major Wood later moved to St. Albans, where he enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil war in the First Vermont infantry. After three months service in this branch he enlisted in the cavalry. He served four years during the war and was appointed major on the governor's staff in Vermont.

Following his retirement from the army, Major Wood was stationed in St. Albans in the United States customs service. Later he wrote a history of the Vermont Volunteers and their experiences during the Civil war.

Retaining the full use of his faculties in spite of his age, Major Wood was active up to the time of his sudden illness Tuesday. He had been married 62 years, his widow, Mrs. Cora Alluna Wood, survives him. Three nieces in Vermont and one nephew in Washington, D.C., also survive. He was a member of the United Liberal church here, and a Mason.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Walters' Funeral home.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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