About Zachariah T. Woodall
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Zachariah Woodall, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 12 September 1874, while serving with Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Washita River, Texas. While in command of five men and carrying dispatches, Sergeant Woodall was attacked by 125 Indians, which, he with his command fought throughout the day, he being severely wounded.
General Orders: Date of Issue: November 7, 1874
Action Date: September 12, 1874
Company: Company I
Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry