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This profile was last updated on 9/9/12  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


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Civil War News
234 Monarch Hill Road
Tunbridge, Vermont 05077
United States


Employment History

  • Contributor
    Civil War News
  • Publicity Chair
    Joplin Writers Guild
  • Position, Long Ridge Writers Group
    Long Ridge Writers Group
  • Freelance Writer
  • Freelance Writer
    Ozarks Writers League
  • Public School Teacher
    Ozarks Writers League

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , English
    Missouri State University
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Larry Wood Pelican ..., 9 Sept 2012 [cached]
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Larry Wood
Larry Wood
Award-winning author Larry Wood is an avid writer with a strong passion for the Civil War and Ozarks history. In addition to penning several books on these subjects, he has contributed articles to publications such as Show Me the Ozarks Magazine, the Ozarks Mountaineer, Missouri Life, and the Ozarks Reader.
Wood earned his B.A. in English from Missouri State University. After two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to his alma mater to earn his M.A. in English. Wood was an English teacher in Joplin for more than twenty years before becoming a full-time freelance writer. He continues to teach a correspondence class for the Long Ridge Writers Group of West Redding, Connecticut.
Wood is a member of the Joplin Writers Guild, Missouri Writers Guild, the Ozarks Writers League, and the Joplin Genealogy Society. When not busy writing or researching, the author enjoys genealogy and sports. He also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. Wood lives in Joplin, Missouri.
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Instead Larry Wood aspires to come to terms with the region's violent past, learn from it, and move forward.
In twenty-five compelling chapters, Larry Wood meticulously compiles his research from the shocking incidents that took place in the Ozarks during the late 1860s through the 1950s.
By Larry ..., 26 April 2012 [cached]
By Larry Wood
Larry Wood has written an excellent, slim volume of the history of this area, its importance and its tragedies in the Civil War.
Victorious Confederates seized food and animals from the locals, and Wood tells a touching story of a young girl whose beloved horse "Old Jim" was taken.
Larry Wood does a very nice job of using diaries, letters and news reports of the period. Amid the sadness and violence of the time, Wood shows that some humanity and humor remained. My favorite example is an order, probably apocryphal, issued on hearing of Lee's surrender at Appomattox, that "any man found sober on the streets after 9:00 p.m. would be subject to a fine."
Civil War Springfield is part of a series by The History Press commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Larry Wood's contribution is a joy to read and a great introduction to the Civil War in the Missouri Theater.
Missouri Writers Guild, 1 Jan 2010 [cached]
Chapter Representative: Ann Leach or Larry Wood
Missouri Writers Guild, 9 Mar 2011 [cached]
Wood, Larry, Specializing in historical nonfiction, Larry Wood has written articles for many national and regional publications, including America's Civil War, Blue and Gray Magazine, Gateway Heritage, Harris' Farmer's Almanac, Kansas Heritage, Missouri Historical Review, Missouri Life, Reader's Digest, The Ozarks Mountaineer, True West, and Wild West. He is the author of two books entitled The Civil War on the Lower Kansas-Missouri Border and The Civil War Story of Bloody Bill Anderson.
Larry has published fiction in magazines ranging from True Confessions to Western Digest, and he has won numerous writing awards, including four first places in the 2003 Missouri Writers' Guild contests. Wood is a retired public school teacher, and he currently works for the Long Ridge Writers group.
He may be reached at
Missouri Writers Guild, 22 Mar 2014 [cached]
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