Miles P. Wood seeking the name of his brother, Gabriel Wood's regiment and company

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Title

Miles P. Wood seeking the name of his brother, Gabriel Wood's regiment and company

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

Wood's brother, Gabriel Wood, enlisted in 1861 and died in 1863 or 1864. Was stationed on President's Island, near Memphis, TN. [Ad is possibly related to a Civil War pension application].

Source

St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO)

Date

September 7, 1879

Coverage

St. Louis, MO
Memphis, TN

Contributor

Jesse Nasta

Transcription

Information Wanted.
To the citizens of the United States: GEN-
TLEMEN—Will some of you be so kind as to tell
me what was the name of the colored regiment,
if so it was called one, stationed at or on Presi-
dent Island, about five miles below Memphis,
Tenn? I had a brother who enlisted in it, I
suppose in 1861, also served as a soldier until
his death, which ooccurred in the latter part of
of 1863 or early in 1864. His name is Gabriel
Wood, colored, and I desire to find out, if pos-
sible, the name of the regiment and company
he belonged to. Please answer through the
GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, or by addressing Miles P.
Wood, at 1342 N. Jefferson avenue, St. Louis,
Mo.

State

Missouri
Tennessee

Collection

Citation

“Miles P. Wood seeking the name of his brother, Gabriel Wood's regiment and company,” Information Wanted Ad, St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO), September 7, 1879, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed May 8, 2021, https://informationwanted.org/items/show/3529.

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