Lieutenant George Washington Wood

Lieutenant George Washington Wood was born on June 23, 1838 in New York and died 1892 in Plainfield, IA.

George Washington Wood entered the Infantry on June 1, 1864, in Waverly, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Lieutenant before being discharged on September 15, 1864 in Davenport, IA.

George Washington Wood is buried at Horton Cemetery in Horton, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

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Made 2nd Lieutenant May 8, 1864
Born in Ohio, June 23, 1838. Married Emeline Shampnor in Wis. Rutland-Dane Co. She died at Horton, Ia Feb. 20th 1865. He remarried and had two daughters and one son. This man had a first enlistment and saw heavy service in Co. D 7th Wis Inf. as Pvt; was wounded and then reenlisted as Lt. in Co. E. 44th Iowa on 100 day man. The 1st wife Emeline Shampnor born in Pa 12-20-1845 died in Horton 2-20-1865. His second marriage to Nancy Mattix. By 1st marriage left two children. Gertie deceased young and Mary Ellen. Now Mrs. Fred Zwanziger of Waverly. The second wife Nancy Mattix was the widow of Wm. Benjamine a civ. war sold of 38 Ia who died in service. She also had two brothers J. J. and Jacob Mattix of 38 Ia Inf. to this 2nd marriage Wood had 1 son Will Wood who died at Waterloo while on police force about 1920. George W. Wood 1st Enl in Co. D 7th Wis Inf. from Rutland Co. Wis on 8-10-1861 and discharged as 3 Sgt from Madison for disability 4-3-1862