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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 30/05/1837 Francestown, New Hampshire.  d. 14/04/1928 Cheshire, Connecticut.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 19/10/1864 Cedar Creek, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Brevet Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company E, 1st Vermont Cavalry for action on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

During the regiment's charge when the enemy was in retreat, Sgt. Woodbury encountered four Confederate infantrymen retreating. He drew his saber and ordered them to surrender, overcoming by his determined actions their willingness to further resist. They surrendered to him together with their rifles and 12th North Carolina (C.S.A.) regimental flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST PETER'S CHURCH CEMETERY, CHESHIRE, CONNECTICUT.

Lot 37, Plot 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eri Davidson Woodbury

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