Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lt. Colonel Archibald Woods

"...another requisition was made, under which the Tenth Brigade was called upon to furnish 349 men, officers included. Under this last requisition Ohio county furnished a company of light horse...under the command of Capt. William Irvin. Their superior officer was Lieut. Col. Archibald Woods, of the Fourth Regiment of Virginia militia."

"So sparse was the population of Wheel­ing...that when the com­panies departed from the town it appeared as if every able-bodied man had deserted the place, leaving behind them the aged men, women and children alone." [Source]

Woods family papers held at the University of Michigan's Clements Library:
"Abstract (excerpt): The Woods family papers...also contains...documents relating to military and public affairs, including the War of 1812."

William And Mary's Earl Greg Swem Library also had similar documents in their holdings:

Title: Archibald Woods Papers, 1777-1846
Papers, chiefly 1783-1846, of Archibald Woods of Ohio County, West Virginia. ...Virginia militia during peacetime and in the War of 1812, 

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