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

Private Mark Wood

Company C., 21st. Ohio Volunteer Infantry

 
 
Pvt. Mark Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
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. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1759.
 
Location. 41° 40.201′ N, 83° 31.647′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. It is in Lagrange. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mulberry Street and Sherman Street. 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. 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 walking distance of this marker. George Duncan Forsyth (here, next to this marker); During May 1934 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Artist Statement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Electric Auto-Lite Strike of 1934 (approx. half a mile away); Salem Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vistula Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Colbert Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Judge Paul William Alexander Park (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.
 
Pvt. Mark Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Pvt. Mark Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, April 19, 2006
3. Pvt. Mark Wood Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,998 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.

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