Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Private Mark Wood
Company C., 21st. Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Engine House Number One / Neptune Engine No. 1 (approx. one mile away); James B. Steedman (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Blade (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.