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Julian Edward Wood was born in Currituck County, North Carolina. His father was a physician and moved the family to Hickory Groves, Virginia. When the Civil War began, Wood enlisted and served for about one year before his father insisted he complete his education. Thus in 1862, he enrolled in Virginia Military Institute, and in May 1864 with 247 unseasoned VMI cadets, he fought with decoration in the Battle of New Market under the command of Major General John C. Breckinridge. After the war, he enrolled in medical studies. He had been a VMI friend of Sclater and also knew Tazewell. After leaving Virginia in the spring of l868, he completed his degree at the Baltimore Medical College in 1869 and settled in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
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