| 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|
|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. He was also the head of the Marxist underground in Covington, 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.
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." His son, Lucullus Wood continued to run the barbecue and the Red underground during the Second Great War after Apicius Wood's death.