About William H. Woodall
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Civilian Scout William H. Woodall, a United States Civilian, for extraordinary heroism in action from March 29 to 9 April 1865, while serving as a Scout attached to the Federal Forces. At Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, he captured flag of Brigadier General Rufus Barringer's headquarters brigade.
General Orders: Date of Issue: May 3, 1865
Action Date: March 29 - April 9, 1865
Service: U.S. civilian
Rank: Civilian Scout
Division: U.S. Army (Attached)