William Morton Wood – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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He 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.


WOOD, WILLIAM

  • 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

  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/01/1935
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W  SITE 416
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF WM WOOD, LT USA

William Morton Wood of Kansas
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 16 June 1887 to 25 June 1888
Private, Corporal, Sergeant and Sergeant Major, 3rd United States Infantry, 18 December 1888 to 1 August 1891
Second Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry, 31 July 1891
First Lieutenant, 26 April 1898
Died 12 August 1898

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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