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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Zachariah Woodall

  • Also Known As: Woodall, Zachery T.
  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: Ordnance Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    6th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 12, 1874
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Washita River, Texas, USA
While in command of five men and carrying dispatches, was attacked by 125 Indians, whom he with his command fought throughout the day, he being severely wounded.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 7, 1874
  • Born: 1850, Alexandria, Alexandria County, VA, United States
  • Died: September 12, 1899, Havana, Cuba
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (22-15788), Arlington, VA, United States

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