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Alonzo Woodruff

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    1st U.S. Sharpshooters
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 27, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Hatcher's Run, Virginia, USA
Went to the assistance of a wounded and overpowered comrade, and in a hand-to-hand encounter effected his rescue.
Medal of Honor Recipient Alonzo Woodruff
Medal of Honor Recipient Alonzo Woodruff
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: January 29, 1896
  • Born: March 31, 1839, Ionia, Ionia County, MI, United States
  • Died: February 10, 1917
  • Buried: Valley Cemetery, Luther, MI, United States

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