Wood, James Edgar
JAMES EDGAR WOOD was born in Bern, February 8, 1844, and was the son of Abraham Whipple (B. abt 1820, D. bef 1850) and Betsy Lucinda Wood (B. April 24, 1820, D. April 12, 1888). He was adopted and brought up by his grand parents, Solomon Wood (B. Oct 29, 1789, D. Feb 12, 1851)and Catherine Shultes (B. Jan 4, 1794, D. Jan 30, 1887), and therefore took the name of Wood.
|Residence at Enlistment:||Berne|
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY|
|Date of Birth:||1843|
|Names of Parents:||____ and Lucinda Wood|
|Term of Enlistment:||9 months|
|Enlistment Date:||3 November 1862 or 16 Dec. 1862 or Oct 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Duanesburg, Schenectady County, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Enlistment Date 177th:||31 December 1862|
|Regiment:||177th Infantry Regiment New York|
|Company:||D or C|
|Death Date:||8 Aug 1863 or 7 August 1863|
|Place of Death:||Port Hudson, LA.|
|Place of Burial:||Port Hudson, LA.|
|Additional Remarks:Enlisted at the age of 19 to serve 9 months. Died of chronic diarrhea, August 8, 1863, at Port Hudson, La |
He was in General BANKS’ expedition at New Orleans.
Enlisted as a Private on 3 November 1862 at the age of 19. Enlisted in Company D, 177th Infantry Regiment New York on 31 Dec 1862. Died of disease Company D, 177th Infantry Regiment New York on 8 Aug 1863 at Port Hudson, LA. "Died of Disease at Port Hudson Aug. 8 1863 remains buried at Pt. Hudson" Died of disease. Died of consumption.
|Sources Used: Heroes of Albany; Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers, 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant Genearal of the State of New York for the year 1905.|
James' father Abraham Whipple died when he was very young, and he was brought up by his maternal grandparents surrounded by his uncles, who all lived in Berne. His grandfather Solomon and uncles Peter Henry Wood (B. Feb 5, 1825, D. July 23, 1900) and John Mathias Shultes Wood (B. May 24, 1829, D. May 5, 1913) were all farmers. His uncles Peter and John were about 15 years older than he. When his grandfather Solomon died in 1851, he continued to live on the farm in Berne with his grandmother and uncles. Even after his uncles married and moved into separate homes, his uncles Peter and John lived next store to one another with James and his grandmother Catherine living with Peter.
Additional Research Notes
Heroes of Albany
JAMES EDGAR WOOD was born in Bern, February 8, 1844, and was the son of ABRAHAM and LUCINDA WHIPPLE. He was adopted and brought up by his grand parents, SOLOMON and CATHARINE WOOD, and therefore took the name of Wood. He enlisted, December 16, 1862, in Company C, One Hundred and Seventy-seventh New York Regiment. He was in General BANKS’ expedition at New Orleans. He died of consumption, August 7, 1863. The place of his burial is unknown.
- Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- 1850 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1855 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1860 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York for the year 1905
- 1865 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY