Historical records matching Carle Augustus Woodruff
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
Rank: First Lieutenant
Company: Horse Battery M
Division: 2d U.S. Artillery