David G. Woods was a resident of Indiana when he enlisted as a Private in Co. F of the 19th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, which was part of the famous Iron Brigade; he was discharged early in the War from that regiment. He was a resident of Mansfield, Connecticut on January 9, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was mustered out July 19, 1865.
He was born about 1845 in Ohio or Indiana and was not living in Connecticut in 1860. David Woods married Martha M. Buck on February 3, 1874 at her father’s residence in Jasper County, Missouri. Children include: Lee F. Woods, born about 1875; Sarah F. Woods, born about 1875 and Alice Woods, born about 1878. He moved to Elm Grove, Kansas between 1875 and 1877 and he worked as a farmer. In the 1890 Veterans’ Census, he was a resident of Joplin, Missouri.
On June 22, 1880, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 306,873 that was granted under certificate No. 435.107. His widow filed for a pension on July 24, 1896.
David G. Woods died between June 22, 1880 and July 24, 1896, probably in Missouri. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Joplin, Missouri.