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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Robert M Boody

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    40th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Williamsburg & Chancellorsville, Virginia, USA
Citation
This soldier at Williamsburg, Va., then a corporal, at great personal risk, voluntarily saved the lives of and brought from the battlefield two wounded comrades. A year later, at Chancellorsville, voluntarily, and at great personal risk, brought from the field of battle and saved the life of Capt. George B. Carse, Company C, 4Oth New York Volunteer Infantry.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 8, 1896
  • Born: March 6, 1836, Limington, York County, ME, United States
  • Died: October 22, 1913, Haverhill, MA, United States
  • Buried: Greenwood Cemetery (MH), Haverhill, MA, United States
 

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