Wood, Salmon H.

Rank: Recruit

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: May 13, 1850 in New York, New York. He was 21.

Hometown: Litchfield, Connecticut

Occupation prior to enlistment: Farmer

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 23 July 1850

Cause of death: Chronic diarrhea

Location of fatality: Jefferson Barracks, Missouri,