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Signed cdv of General Thomas J. Wood
Signed cdv of General Thomas J. Wood. Boldly signed on lower front mount.
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Wood, Thomas J., major-general, was born at Munfordville, Ky., Sept. 25, 1823. He was graduated at the U. S. military academy in 1845 and was assigned to the topographical engineers, but requested a transfer to the 2nd dragoons, and on Dec. 2, 1846, was made a second lieutenant. He served in the Mexican war, was subsequently aide-de-camp to Gen. Harney in Louisiana and Texas, and was adjutant of the 2nd dragoons until 1854. He was appointed first lieutenant in 1854 and captain in the 1st cavalry in 1855. He served in Kansas during the border troubles of 1856 and accompanied the Utah expedition under Albert Sidney Johnston in 1857. 0n March 16, 1861, he was promoted major, on May 9 lieutenant-colonel, in October brigadier-general of volunteers, and as such commanded a division in the Tennessee and Mississippi campaigns, being actively engaged in the battle of Shiloh and in the siege of Corinth. Later in the year he served under Gen. Buell in Kentucky; aided in the pursuit of the Confederate forces under Gen. Bragg; was promoted colonel of the 2nd cavalry on Nov. 12, and was one of a number of officers who were wounded in the battle of Stone's river. He commanded a division of the 21st corps, Army of the Cumberland, till Nov., 1863, and was engaged in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary ridge. He also took part in the operations for the relief of Knoxville and in the invasion of Georgia, and received a severe wound in the engagement at Lovejoy's Station in Sept., 1864. He commanded the 4th corps during the battles of Franklin and Nashville and took part in pursuing the Confederate forces to the Tennessee river. In Jan., 1865, he was promoted major-general of volunteers and had command in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi until Sept. 1, 1866, when he was mustered out of the volunteer service. He was brevetted first lieutenant, U. S. A., for gallant and meritorious conduct at the battle of Buena Vista, brigadier- general for bravery at Chickamauga, and major-general for distinguished service at Nashville. Gen. Wood was retired from the service with the rank of major-general, June 9, 1868 (changed to brigadier-general by act of March 3, 1875). He died at Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 6, 1906.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 8