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Samuel Woods
Birth: 1838
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: May 23, 1885

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Seaman in the Union Navy. His citation reads "As captain of the gun, served temporarily on board the USS Mount Washington during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863. When one of his comrades was struck by a bullet and knocked overboard, Woods fearlessly jumped into the water and swam after him. Before he reached him, the man sank beneath the surface and Woods promptly swam back to the vessel, went to his gun, and fought it to the close of the action. At the the close of the battle, he tirelessly cared for the wounded." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Portsmouth
Portsmouth City
Virginia, USA
Plot: 8th Walk, Lot 347
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 21, 2004
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Samuel Woods
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Samuel Woods
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Samuel Woods
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Thank you, Sailor for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 23, 2016

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