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Alfred Covell Woods
Companies C and E
62nd NY Infantry
Civil War
Photograph and Biography donated by Greg Furness

Alfred Covell Woods

Alfred Covell Woods
62nd New York Volunteers – Anderson Zouaves

Alternative names in records: A. C. Woods, Clifford Woods.
Company: C, E
Rank in : Private
Rank out: Sergeant

Home: Crown Point, Essex County, NY
Son of Alva Woods and Emma (Boddington) Woods

From 1865 Census Books, Essex County Clerk’s Office:
Section VI: Deaths of Officers and Enlisted Men, Line 3

Covil A. Woods [sic], Company E, 62nd NY:
Age at Death, 19- Entered Service 1861 - Regt at Time of Death, Anderson Zouaves - Date of Death, May 5, 1864 [Battle of the Wilderness]- Place of Death, at the Rapidan - Cause of Death, Killed in Battle – Place of Burial, unknown. – Remarks, He was supposed to be buried on the field.

Woods was one of four Crown Point men who enlisted in the 62nd in May 1861; the others were:
- Sidney H. Carter [in records as “Harry Carter”] Son of Jeremiah B. & Rachel Carter
- Jackson W[illard] Smith , Son of Benjamin F. & Mary Jane Smith
- Curtis D. Wells.

NB: Apparently no history of the 62nd NY written, but there is one of the 93rd Pennsylvania Vols , which was brigaded with the 62nd NY & mentions it frequently:

Mark, Penrose G. : Red White and Blue Badge; Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers. A History of the 93rd Regiment, Known as the Lebanon Infantry... Harrisburg, 1911.

G. Furness 6/07

 

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