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Wood Monument

 
 
Wood Monument Marker (Front & Left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
1. Wood Monument Marker (Front & Left)
Inscription.
To the Memory
of
Lieu. Colonel E. D. Wood
of the
Corps of Engineers
who fell
while leading a Charge
at the
Sortie of Fort Erie,
Upper Canada
17th September 1814
in the 31st Year of his
Age.

Right Side:
He was
Exemplary as a Christian
and
Distinguished as a Soldier

Back of Monument:
A Pupil
of
This Institution,
he died
an Honour
to
His Country

Left Side:
This Memorial
was created
by his Friends & Commander
Major General Jacob Brown

 
Location. 41° 23.984′ N, 73° 57.959′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Washington Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in section XXX of the West Point Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Dent Grant (a few steps from this marker); The Cadet Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Winfield Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance
Wood Monument Marker (Right & Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
2. Wood Monument Marker (Right & Rear)
Lt. Col. Eleazor Wood (USMA 1806) was killed in the War of 1812. Fort Wood , a star shaped fort on Liberty Island which serves as the base of the Statue of Liberty, was named after Col. Wood.
of this marker); George Armstrong Custer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Shea Stadium (about 700 feet away); USMA Class of 1952 Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  The Siege of Fort Erie 1814. Essay by Frederick Carsted from the War of 1812 website. (Submitted on September 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar of 1812
 
Wood Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
3. Wood Monument
This monument was originally located about ½ mile south on a knoll near Trophy Point and was used by river boat captains as a guide when navigating the bend in the Hudson River.
Monument in West Point Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
4. Monument in West Point Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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