Badly wounded during the battle of Perryville, Kentucky
(1823-91) He was born at Florence, Alabama, graduated from the Jesuit College of St. Joseph's at Bardstown, Ky. in 1841, studied law, and started a practice in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and later moved his law office to Florence. He served as solicitor of the fourth judicial circuit of Alabama from 1851-57. He later became the editor of the Florence Gazette and strongly supported the 1860 presidential campaign of former U.S. Vice President and future Confederate General John C. Breckenridge. Upon the commencement of the War Between the States Wood entered the Confederate Army as captain of the "Florence Guards," and upon the organization of the 7th Alabama Infantry, was elected their colonel on May 18, 1861. He served with his regiment at Pensacola, Florida until February 1862, having been promoted to brigadier general on January 7th, and was ordered to take his command and join General Albert Sidney Johnston's army in Kentucky. After fighting bravely at Shiloh, he commanded a brigade of General Simon B. Buckner's division at the battle of Perryville, Ky., where he was severely wounded by an artillery shell fragment. He served in General Patrick Cleburne's division at the battles of Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. After the war he served in the Alabama legislature in 1882-83, was a member of the law faculty at the University of Alabama, and later served as attorney for the Alabama Great Southern Railroad.
Antique, silver print photograph, 2 x 4. Half view wearing double breasted Confederate brigadier general's uniform coat with over the shoulder belt, rectangular belt plate, and the hilt and top portion of his sword visible. No imprint. Circa early 1900's print.