{⋆★⋆} BG Wood, Sterling A. M.

Sterling Alexander Martin Wood

Born: March 17, 1823
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Birth Place: Florence, Alabama

Father: Alexander Hamilton Wood 1796 – 1860
(Buried: Florence Cemetery, Florence, Alabama)​

Mother: Mary Evans 1796 – 1871
(Buried: Florence Cemetery, Florence, Alabama)​

Wife: Lelia Elizabeth Leftwich 1825 – 1891
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​

Children:

Judge William John Wood 1850 – 1917​
(Buried: Florence Cemetery, Florence, Alabama)​
Lilly E. Wood Harris 1853 – 1940​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​
Beulah Euphrasyne Wood 1855 – 1939​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​
Sister Margaret Mary Wood 1856 – 1936​
(Buried: Saint Cecilia Convent Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Bernard A. Wood Sr. 1867 – 1937​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​

Education:

Attended St. Joseph College in Kentucky​

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Occupation before War:


Attorney in Tennessee and Alabama​
Alabama State Representative​
1851 – 1857: Solicitor for Fourth Judicial Court of Alabama​
Editor of Gazette Newspaper​
1860: Supporter of John C. Breckinridge for President​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 7th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General of Confederate Infantry​
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1862: Wounded during the Battle of Shiloh​
1862 – 1863: Participated in the Battle of Stone's River​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamuga​
1863: Resigned from the Confederate Army – (October 17th)​

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1865: Attorney in Alabama​
1865: Pardoned by the United States Government​

Alabama State Representative​
1877 – 1891: Attorney for Alabama Great Southern Railroad​
1889 – 1890: Law Professor of University of Alabama​

Died: January 26, 1891

Place of Death: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Cause of Death: Not Known

Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
 
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Sterling Alexander Martin Wood

Born: March 17, 1823View attachment 350348

Birth Place: Florence, Alabama

Father: Alexander Hamilton Wood 1796 – 1860
(Buried: Florence Cemetery, Florence, Alabama)​

Mother: Mary Evans 1796 – 1871
(Buried: Florence Cemetery, Florence, Alabama)​

Wife: Lelia Elizabeth Leftwich 1825 – 1891
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​

Children:

Judge William John Wood 1850 – 1917​
(Buried: Florence Cemetery, Florence, Alabama)​
Lilly E. Wood Harris 1853 – 1940​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​
Beulah Euphrasyne Wood 1855 – 1939​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​
Sister Margaret Mary Wood 1856 – 1936​
(Buried: Saint Cecilia Convent Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Bernard A. Wood Sr. 1867 – 1937​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)​

Education:

Attended St. Joseph College in Kentucky​

View attachment 350349
Occupation before War:


Attorney in Tennessee and Alabama​
Alabama State Representative​
1851 – 1857: Solicitor for Fourth Judicial Court of Alabama​
Editor of Gazette Newspaper​
1860: Supporter of John C. Breckinridge for President​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 7th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General of Confederate Infantry​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Shiloh​
1862 – 1863: Participated in the Battle of Stone's River​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamuga​
1863: Resigned from the Confederate Army – (October 17th)​

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1865: Attorney in Alabama​
1865: Pardoned by the United States Government​

Alabama State Representative​
1877 – 1891: Attorney for Alabama Great Southern Railroad​
1889 – 1890: Law Professor of University of Alabama​

Died: January 26, 1891

Place of Death: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Cause of Death: Not Known

Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
One of Cleburne's subordinates. He was removed from command for his performance at Chickamauga (which in all honesty was ill found).
Coincidentally, he shares Cleburne's birthday, though 5 years his superior's senior.
 

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Bump for Chickamauga.
Wood's handling of the brigade at CHickamauga was poor, bungling both the night attack on the 19th, and D. H. Hill's assault on the 20th. For his actions that day, he was censured by Cleburne in the Irishman's battle report, to which Wood resigned in disgust.
 
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