Oliver Ellsworth Wood
Brigadier General, United States Army
Appointed from Virginia, Private, Company B, 1st Connecticut Cavalry, 29 July 1862 to 9 September 1863
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 16 September 1863 (37)
Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Artillery, 17 June 1867
First Lieutenant, 11 June 1870
Captain, 27 June 1896
Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901
Lieutenant Colonel, Chief CS Volunteers, 9 May 1898
Major, CS, Volunteers, 17 April 1899
Honorably Discharged from Volunteers, 12 June 1901
Major, Artillery Corps, 8 May 1901
BRIGADIER GENERAL OLIVER E. WOOD
BALTIORE, December 4, 1910 – Following an operation for acute stomach trouble, Brigadier General Oliver E. Wood, United States Army, retired, died today in the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
General Wood, who was born in Hartford, Connecticut, June 6, 1844, was a son of the Rev. George I. Wood. After attending school in New Haven, he enlisted as a Private in the Cavalry in 1862, and after serving one year was appointed to the United States Military Academy. Upon graduation in 1867 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment, United States Artillery. In 1906 General Wood was advanced to the rank of Brigadier General, when he retired after forty years of service.
After the was with Spain he was stationed in Havana for two years, when he was sent to the Tokyo Embassy, where he served four years as Military Attaché. He was a member of the Army and Navy and Chevy Chase Clubs, and for the last five years made his home in Washington, D.C.
WOOD, OLIVER E
BRIG GEN US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 12/04/1910
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 951
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 24 September 2009