Thomas J. Wood (1823-1906)

Thomas J. Wood was born in Mumfordville, Kentucky, September 25, 1823, and served in the Mexican War.

During the Civil War, as brigadier-general of volunteers he had a brigade and then a division in the Army of the Ohio, a division of the Left Wing (14th Corps), Army of the Cumberland, which was continued in the 21st Corps when the Left Wing was reorganized, and likewise in the Fourth Corps until it was discontinued. He had command of the Twenty-first and Fourth corps for short periods, succeeding Stanley in the latter at Franklin and leading it at Nashville.

He was wounded at Stone's River and in the Atlanta campaign. He was made major-general of volunteers in January, 1865, and was mustered out of the volunteer service in 1866, leaving been brevetted major-general in 1865.

He retired in 1968, and died in Dayton, Ohio February 25, 1906.