Carle Augustus Woodruff (1841 - 1913)

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Birthplace: New York, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Carle Augustus Woodruff

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Carle Augustus Woodruff, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 24 July 1863, while serving with Horse Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery, in action at Newbys Crossroads, Virginia. While in command of a section of a battery constituting a portion of the rear guard of a division then retiring before the advance of a corps of Infantry, First Lieutenant Woodruff was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. He disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.

General Orders: Date of Issue: September 1, 1893

Action Date: July 24, 1863

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Horse Battery M

Division: 2d U.S. Artillery

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August 8, 1841
New York, USA
July 20, 1913
Age 71
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, USA