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Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Private Mark Wood

Company C., 21st. Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 
 
Pvt. Mark Wood Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 19, 2006
1. Pvt. Mark Wood Marker
Inscription.
Private Mark Wood, Company C,
21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Died July 11, 1866
Congressional Medal of Honor winner

Pvt. Wood, a union soldier during the Civil War, was a member of the famed Andrews Raiders, who took possession of the Confederate locomotive the "General," at Big Shanty GA. and attempted to return it to the union lines. Andrews Raiders were pursued by the Confederate soldiers in another locomotive called the "Texas." Andrews Raiders were very near the Tennessee border when they were forced to abandon the "General" because they were out of fuel, water, and the Confederate forces were closing in on them. Within a week after abandoning the "General," all of the Andrews Raiders were captured, 20 in number, and tried as spies. Seven of those who participated were hanged as spies and the remainder were put in prison. On October 16, 1862, Pvt. Wood along with five other raiders escaped prison and eventually returned to the northern lines.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.201′ N, 83° 31.647′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mulberry Street and Sherman Street. Click for map
Pvt. Mark Wood Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 19, 2006
2. Pvt. Mark Wood Marker
View of Mark Wood's gravesite in foreground, and cemetery in the background.
. This historical marker is located in one of Toledo, Ohio's oldest cemeteries, Forest Cemetery. This cemetery is located at the intersection of Sherman Street and Mulberry Street. To get to this historical marker one should enter Forest Cemetery at the Mulberry Street entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Duncan Forsyth (here, next to this marker); Vistula Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); James B. Steedman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lucas County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Pvt. Mark Wood Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, April 19, 2006
3. Pvt. Mark Wood Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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