private edgar wood
company h of the 16th wisconsin infantry
served january 3, 1862 to september 22, 1862
discharged due to disability
caused by a gunshot wound to the face
during the battle of shiloh
two soldiers at shiloh who lay at rest in table rock
pvt. edgar wood
We have little personal information, but you better believe that Pvt. Wood saw some serious battle at Shiloh before he was put out of action by being shot in the face. He lived to see the age of 83. You can pay your respects to Edgar at the Table Rock Cemetery. He he is buried in the northern part of the southeast section, near the grave of his son Leland, who died at age 20 in 1907. Edgar's memorial on FindaGrave.com:
pvt. john shaw
Another man lies in the Table Rock Cemetery who also was at Shiloh, Private John Shaw Company E, 15th Illinois Infantry. At Shiloh, Shaw's unit was in the fierce fighting in an impenetrable oak thicket survivors called the Hornet's Nest. Shaw served from May 24, 1861 to August 23, 1862, at which time he was discharged due to a gunshot wound.
the battle of shiloh
also known as the battle of pittsburgh's landing
eXCERPTS OF THE 16TH WISCONSIN's regimental history
during pvt. wood's period of service
All six men of the Color Guard were killed, their bodies buried at the Landing.
comments by another soldier of the
16th wisconsin, d. g. james, company i
The above was shared and then this personal introduction included by the website's author:
the story of d. g. james
what did the old soldiers of the grand army of the republic talk about after their meetings at the bonfires around their encampments? things they had in common.
Edgar Woods was put out of action at shiloh after 9 months of service.
others who would eventually end up in table rock, nebraska, remained in play.
THERE IS ONE CAMPAIGN THAT MORE TABLE ROCK MEN HAD IN COMMON THAN ANY OTHER: VICKSBURG. shiloh was the key that opened the door to vicksburg.
shiloh made possible a victory at the critical rail junction of corinth. Corinth made possible a "relentless nine-month CAMPAIGN TO CAPTURE "THE FORTRESS CITY" OF VICKSBURG AND RECOVER THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER."
MORE RECORDS about edgar wood
The 1883 list of Civil War pensioners in Pawnee County. Edgar Wood is on the 10th line.