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BLACKWOOD, WILLIAM

blackwood william

Removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Surgeon (highest rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel) 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Hollywood, County Wicklow, Ireland

Citation

Removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.