Company A 22nd Infantry
Enoch Wood was born in Manchester, England in 1857.
He enlisted as a Private in
Company A of the 22nd Infantry for a period of 5 years on
December 14, 1883 at New York City,
New York. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 3 ¾ inches tall, had light brown hair, blue eyes and a fair
complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Gardener.
Private Wood died on June 22,
1884 while based at Fort Lewis, Colorado.
He drowned in the La Plata River near Fort Lewis reportedly while he was
absent without leave.
The following description of the
circumstances of his death was recorded
in the Register of Deaths in the Army:
AM in the La Plata River, while attempting to cross on foot log
Not in Line of Duty"
Enoch Wood was buried in the
Post Cemetery at Fort Lewis in Grave No. 9. His remains were
re-interred in the National Cemetery at Fort McPherson, Nebraska.
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Plot: A, 0, 701
Grave marker for Enoch Wood
Photo by Amy from the Find A Grave website
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