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Charles Robert Woods, his brother was born in Newark, February 19, 1827, and died there, February 26, 1885.  He graduated at West Point, served on the frontier till the outbreak of the war.  He was appointed Colonel of the Seventy-sixth O. V. I., October 13, 1861; was at Fort Donelson, and Shiloh; commanded a brigade at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.  He was promoted for bravery at Arkansas Post, and mustered out of the volunteer service in 1866, a brevet major-general.  He was familiarly called "Susan Woods" by the cadets of West Point, a sobriquet which clung to him in the army.  He was a gallant and faithful officer and participated in every skirmish or battle in which his command engaged.  General Sherman once spoke of him as a "magnificent officer."

 

Historical Collections of Ohio, Vol 2, by Henry Howe. (pub 1888)