Oliver Ellsworth Wood – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Wood, Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut

  • Appointed from Virginia, Private, Company B, 1st Connecticut Cavalry, 29 July 1862 to 9 September 1863
  • Cadet, United States Military Academy, 16 September 1863 (37)
  • Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Artillery, 17 June 1867
  • First Lieutenant, 11 June 1870
  • Captain, 27 June 1896
  • Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Chief CS Volunteers,  9 May 1898
  • Major, CS, Volunteers, 17 April 1899
  • Honorably Discharged from Volunteers, 12 June 1901
  • Major, Artillery Corps, 8 May 1901

BRIGADIER GENERAL OLIVER E. WOOD

BALTIORE, December 4, 1910 – Following an operation for acute stomach trouble, Brigadier General Oliver E. Wood, United States Army, retired, died today in the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

General Wood, who was born in Hartford, Connecticut, June 6, 1844, was a son of the Rev. George I. Wood.  After attending school in New Haven, he enlisted as a Private in the Cavalry in 1862, and after serving one year was appointed to the United States Military Academy.  Upon graduation in 1867 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment, United States Artillery.  In 1906 General Wood was advanced to the rank of Brigadier General, when he retired after forty years of service.

After the was with Spain he was stationed in Havana for two years, when he was sent to the Tokyo Embassy, where he served four years as Military Attaché.  He was a member of the Army and Navy and Chevy Chase Clubs, and for the last five years made his home in Washington, D.C.


WOOD, OLIVER E

  • BRIG GEN   US ARMY
  • DATE OF DEATH: 12/04/1910
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 951
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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