About Alonzo Woodruff
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Alonzo Woodruff, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 27 October 1864, while serving with Company I, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, in action at Hatcher's Run, Virginia. Sergeant Woodruff went to the assistance of a wounded and overpowered comrade, and in a hand-to-hand encounter effected his rescue.
General Orders: Date of Issue: January 29, 1896
Action Date: October 27, 1864
Company: Company I
Division: 1st U.S. Sharpshooters