William Morton Wood
First Lieutenant, United States Army
served with the 12th United States Infantry and died during the Spanish-American
War at Santiago de Cuba on August 12, 1898.
He is buried among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
LT CO G 12 US INF
DATE OF DEATH: 08/12/1898
BURIED AT: SECTION OFFI SITE 731
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WOOD, JEANIE BELLE W/O WILLIAM M
NOTE: See Spanish-American
War Burials for more information.
WASHINGTON, AUGUST 12, 1898 - The War Department has received the following: "Corbin, Washington: Lieutenant William M. Wood, Twelfth Infantry, died at 1o'clock today, malarial fever. SHAFTER, Major General."
Lieutenant William M. Wood was born in Kansas and entered the West Point Academy on June16, 1887, remanining there until June 15, 1888. He entered the Regular Army as a Private on December 18, 1888 and after serving first as Corporal, and then as Sergeant of Company E, Third Infantry, hs was appointed Sergeant Major of the regiment. On July 31, 1891 he was promoted to be a Second Lieutenant in the Twelfth Infantry, with which command he was with at the time of his death.
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