Thursday, June 20, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Ira and Lois Wood in the Civil War

Ira and Lois Wood during the Civil War
This is a scan of an old photograph that belonged to my grandparents. The hand written caption reads:
Ira Wood and wife Lois Firman Wood
In Hospital at Civil War
She cared for him down in Tennessee
Ira and Lois (Firman) Wood were my 3rd great grandparents. They were the parents of Anna Belle Wood, wife of Valois Parker, who were the parents of Lloyd Ira Wood, the father of my grandfather, Leo Parker.

According to Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Ira Wood was drafted November 25, 1863, and he served in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, Company F.