Carle Augustus Woodruff

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Carle Augustus Woodruff

Birthplace: New York, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isreal Carle Woodruff and Caroline Augusta Woodruff
Husband of Effie Haywood Woodruff
Brother of Virginia King and Thomas Mayhew Woodruff

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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Carle Augustus Woodruff's Timeline

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