Enoch Wood

Company A 22nd Infantry

DOD 06/22/1884

 

 

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 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:

"Drowned 3 AM in the La Plata River, while attempting to cross on foot log while intoxicated
Not in Line of Duty"

 

Enoch Wood was buried in the Post Cemetery at Fort Lewis in Grave No. 9. His remains were later
re-interred in the National Cemetery at Fort McPherson, Nebraska.

 

Burial:
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Maxwell
Lincoln County
Nebraska
Plot: A, 0, 701

 

Grave marker for Enoch Wood

Photo by Amy from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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