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

William H Woodall

  • Rank: Scout
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Major General Philip H. Sheridan's Cavalry Corps Headquarters
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 29 - April 9, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, USA

Captured flag of Brigadier General Rufus Barringer's headquarters brigade.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Winchester, Frederic County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 3, 1865

    Medal issued in 1865; Woodall's Medal of Honor was rescinded following the 1916-1917 review of Army Medal of Honor awards as he was a civilian at the time of his valor; he was restored to the Medal of Honor Roll in 1989.

  • Born: , Lynchburg, Lynchburg County, VA, United States
  • Died:

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