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CMOHS.org - Sergeant WOODBURY, ERI D., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

WOODBURY, ERI D.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 1st Vermont Cavalry
Born: Francistown, N.H.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: St. Johnsbury, Vt.
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Place / Date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864
 
 


WOODBURY, ERI D. Photo
 
Citation

During the regiment's charge when the enemy was in retreat Sgt. Woodbury encountered 4 Confederate infantrymen retreating. He drew his saber and ordered them to surrender, overcoming by his determined actions their willingness to further resist. They surrendered to him together with their rifles and 12th North Carolina (C.S.A.) regimental flag.