Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Assistant Surgeon Leonard Wood (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions in the summer of 1886, in the Apache campaign. His citation reads:
Voluntarily carried dispatches through a region infested with hostile Indians, making a journey of 70 miles in one night and walking 30 miles the next day. Also for several weeks, while in close pursuit of Geronimo's band and constantly expecting an encounter, commanded a detachment of Infantry, which was then without an officer, and to the command of which he was assigned upon his own request.
Private Mark Wood (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions in April 1862, in Georgia. His citation reads:
One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians), who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., and attempted to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.
Captain Richard H. Wood (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on May 22, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. His citation reads:
Led the "volunteer storming party," which made a most gallant assault upon the enemy's works.