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

William Robert douglas Blackwood

  • Rank: Surgeon (Highest Rank: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    48th Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient William R. Blackwood
Medal of Honor Recipient William R. Blackwood
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 21, 1897
  • Born: May 12, 1838, Hollywood, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Died: April 26, 1922, Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Buried: Cheltin Hills Crematory (Cremated 29 April 1922. Disposition of remains unknown.)

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