Palmer Gaylord Wood
Brigadier General, United States Army
at New York City, June 2, 1843, he served in the Civil War as Second Lieutenant,
7th California Volunteer Infantry from October 28, 1864; First Lieutenant,
December 7, 1865. Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, April
Appointed First Lieutenant, January 7,1867 and assigned to the 12th U.S. Infantry, July 4, 1869; resigned, May 24, 1873; appointed Second Lieutenant, 23rd U.S. Infantry, March 1, 1877; First Lieutenant, October 16, 1882; Captain, December 11, 1893; Major, 47th U.S. Volunteer Infantry, August 17, 1899-February 2, 1901. Major, 28th U.S. Infantry, February 2, 1901; transferred to the 12th U.S. Infantry, July 15, 1901; Lieutenant Colonel, 11th U.S. Infantry, October 30, 1905; Brigadier General, U.S. Army, February 16, 1906; Retired February 17, 1906 at his own request after over 30 years of service.
He died on July 18, 1915 and is buried among
other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. See the
Family for additional information.
LOS ANGELES, California, July 19, 1915 – Brigadier General Palmer Gaylord Wood, USA, retired a veteran of the Civil and Spanish Wars, died last night at his home in Beverly Hills, in the seventy-third year. He had been in ill-health for more than a year.
General Wood was born in New York and served as a Second and First Lieutenant of the California Volunteer Infantry from October 1864 until April 1866, hen he was mustered out. He then joined the Regular Army as a Second Lieutenant of the Fifth Infantry and served in New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado and Indian Territory. In 1869 he was sent to the Twelfth Infantry and resigned his commission in 1873, but reentered the Army four years later as a Second Lieutenant of the Twelfth and remained with the regiment until 1901, when he received his Majority.
General Wood served in Cuba with the Twelfth
and in the Philippines as a Major of the Forty-First United States Volunteer
Infantry. In 1905 he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel of the Twelfth
Infantry and in February 1906 was retired at his own request, receiving
the rank of Brigadier General. His widow and a daughter survive him.
WOOD, PALMER GAYLOR
WOOD, SARAH JANE W/O PALMER G
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