Wood, Smith J

Rank: Private

Unit: B Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: August 11, 1899 in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was 18 yrs.

Date of birth: 1881

Hometown: Rooks County, Kansas

Occupation prior to enlistment: Teamster

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 1 March 1901

Age at death: 19 or 20

Cause of death: Acute typhlitis and appendicitis

Location of fatality: Matanzas, Cuba

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

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Note: He stood 5’6½” with brown eyes, dark brown hair, and fair complexion.