Contributed by: Diane Siniard
Marley Wood was born in 1825 Duplin Co., NC to Stephen Wood and Celia LNU.
Marley had 2 brothers that I have found record of Merrel and James.
Merrel fought in the Civil War as well as Marley.
Marley was a farmer for most of his life, until he joined the Civil War.
Marley met and in 1849 he married Mary Jane Armstrong born 1832
died April 22, 1880.
Marley and Mary had 8 children:
Andrew Johnson Wood - my great great Grandfather
Aimie Jane Wood
Ruth Caroline Wood
Stephen W Wood
Edward J Wood
Marley Stephen Wood
He enlisted in the confederate army at age 30, in 1861.
Company E, 30th regiment. He died in a hospital in
Gordonsville, VA of pneumonia in 1863.
Burial: In Unmarked grave at Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville, Virginia.
Name: Marley Wood ,
Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 28 August 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Unit Numbers: 140 140
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 August 1861 at the age of
30 Enlisted in Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 28
Died of disease Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on
21 January 1863 in Gordonsville, VA
Regiment Name 30 North Carolina Infantry Confederate
Rank In Private
Rank Out Private
Film Number M230
Died as a result of Civil War 30th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
30th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Mangum, near
Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, 1861. The men were raised in the
following counties: Sampson, Warren, Brunswick, Wake, Nash, Granville,
Duplin, Edgecombe, Moore, and Mecklenburg. It served in the Department
of North Carolina, then was assigned to General G.B. Anderson`s, Ramseur`s,
and Cox`s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 30th saw action from
Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley,
and was involved in the Appomattox operations. The unit reported 30 killed
and 137 wounded during the Seven Days` Battles, lost thirty-six percent of
the 250 in the Maryland Campaign, and had 9 wounded at Fredericksburg.
It sustained 125 casualties at Chancellorsville, lost sixteen percent
of the 278 engaged at Gettysburg, and had 3 killed and 42 wounded on the
Rappahannock River. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 6 officers and 147 men.
The field officers wre Colonel Francis M. Parker; Lieutenant Colonels
Walter Draughan, James T. Kell, and William W. Sillers; and Major
James C. Holmes.
If anyone has ties to this family, please contact me as I have pictures, documents,
burial sites, and the family genealogy up to the present. I also have Marley's
Civil War Records.
Marker at Maplewood Cemetery for the Confederate Soldiers.
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