Civil War Era Studies
Captured in the darkness of July 18th on a sandy beach in South Carolina was a native of Adams County. Stewart W. Woods, born in Heidlersburg around 1836, found himself in the hands of the rebels, among a handful of his compatriots in the 54th Massachusetts. The fighting of Woods' war was over and his fate was unclear. Stewart was a free man, born under the folds of the same American flag under which he now fought. At some point, he had drifted over the mountain range and called Carlisle home when the war erupted in 1861. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "Stewart W. Woods: A Peculiar Casualty at Fort Wagner?" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 87.