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WOODRUFF, CARLE

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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, Woodruff was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. Lt. Woodruff disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Brigadier General) Horse Battery M, 2d U.S. Artillery

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Buffalo, Erie County, New York

Citation

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, Woodruff was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. Lt. Woodruff disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving the guns.