Apicius Wood
Fictional Character
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): American Front
Blood and Iron
Nationality: Negro resident of the Confederate States;
United States from 1916
Date of Birth: 19th century
Date of Death: c. 1925
Cause of Death: Unknown circumstances
Occupation: Restaurateur, Cook, Spy, Revolutionary
Children: Lucullus Wood
Political Party: Socialist underground

Apicius (took the last name Wood in 1916) (d. ca. 1925) was the proprietor of The Kentucky Smoke House, a barbecue restaurant in Covington, Kentucky, which was patronized by both the white and black community.[1] He was also the head of the Marxist underground in Covington,[2] and thus was involved in a three-way fight among the Marxists, the Confederate underground (led by Tom Kennedy), and the Kentucky State Police led by Luther Bliss.[3]

He adopted the surname "Wood" when blacks were allowed to take surnames in 1916 during the short period of U.S. rule, because "you can't make good barbecue without good wood."[4] His son, Lucullus Wood continued to run the barbecue[5] and the Red underground[6] during the Second Great War after Apicius Wood's death.


  1. American Front, pg. 435-436.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 502-503.
  3. See, Walk in Hell, pgs. 317-321, generally.
  4. Breakthroughs, pg. 380.
  5. The Victorious Opposition, pg. 142.
  6. Ibid., pg. 457.