Wood, Lydia A. Johnson
Age: 25, credited to Wardsboro, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1836, Wardsboro, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Pleasant View Cemetery, Jamaica, VT
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Lydia Wood nee Johnson
Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro, Thursday, January 02, 1862
At Camp Griffin, Va., near Washington, D. C., Nov. 7, 1861, Mrs. Lydia A. Wood, aged 26 years and 2 months. She was a native resident of Jamaica, Vt.
"With silent lip and folded eye
She sleeps to wake no more on earth,
But in our heart's lamenting sigh,
Sweet lives the memory of her worth.
The task was hard, performed that day,
Where one so loved to earth was given,
But still we hope to see her smile
And hear her talk again in Heaven."
Afflictive Dispensation. - In the obituary column will be found a notice of the death of Mrs. Wood of Jamaica, who left her home among our green hills to minister to the sick and wounded among our soldiers. She was the wife of Arad T. Wood of Jamaica, a member of Co. I, 4th Vermont Regiment; and when the regiment left for the seat of war she with her sister-in-law (Mrs. Johnson) volunteered to enter the service of their country as nurses. After laboring some time with great zeal and usefulness Mrs. W. fell prey to the typhoid fever, of late so prevalent in our camps. Her husband accompanied her remains to Jamaica, where he was immediately taken sick with the measles. He is now just able to go out, but is hoping to return to his regiment in a few weeks. It cannot with justice be said of such a man and woman that they serve their country for mere hire.
Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.
Our Army Nurses: Interesting Sketches, Addresses, and Photographs Of nearly One Hundred of the Noble Women who Served in Hospitals and on Battlefields during Our Civil War compiled by Mary A. Gardner Holland.