Biography and History

Son of a Presbyterian minister, and grandson of Princeton University President John Witherspoon, James Sterrett Woods had a brief but distinguished military career. Graduating with the West Point Class of 1844, Woods served as a second lieutenant of infantry and was killed during the Mexican War.

Source: From the finding aid for C0980

  • James S. Woods Papers. 1840-1847 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0980

    Consists mainly of family correspondence of James S. Woods, from his entrance into the military academy at West Point in 1840, through his graduation in 1844, and into his Mexican War experience in Matamoros, Mexico, in June 1846.