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Brent Woods, SGT

Birthplace: Pulaski, KY, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Nancy, KY, USA
Occupation: 9th Cavalry Regiment (United States)
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About Brent Woods, SGT

Brent Woods (1855 – March 31, 1906) was an American Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.


Brent Woods was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky and joined the Army from Louisville, Kentucky. By August 19, 1881 he was serving as a Sergeant in Company B of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, he participated in an engagement in New Mexico where he "saved the lives of his comrades and citizens of the detachment." Thirteen years later, on July 12, 1894, Sergeant Woods was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the engagement.

Woods died at age 50 or 51 and was buried in Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Kentucky. His grave can be found in section A, grave 930.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: New Mexico, August 19, 1881. Entered service at: Louisville, Ky. Birth: Pulaski County, Ky. Date of issue: July 12, 1894.


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Pulaski, KY, USA
March 31, 1906
Age 51
Nancy, KY, USA