Son of Samuel S Woodward and Abigail Emily Shelly Woodward.
Enlisted in Company A, Iowa 12th Infantry Regiment on 17 Oct 1861. His service included the battles of Fort Henry 6 Feb, Fort Donelson 16 Feb and Shiloh 6-7 Apr 1862, all in Tennessee. The 8th, 12th & 14th Iowa comprised 4/5ths of the troops in "The Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. They held their ground for 10 hours against attack after attack allowing the Union time to bring reinforcements to rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. Finally surrounded by 10 times their number and out of ammunition they had no choice but to throw down their arms and surrender only to see many of their number shot down with their arms in the air. The majority of all three regiments were captured.
At the Battle of Shiloh, 16 men were killed, 97 wounded, and about 400 were captured. Those who escaped capture, the remnants of 8th, 12th & 14th, were incorporated into the "Union, sometimes called Iowa Brigade". The Brigade participated in the month long Siege of Corinth,MS Apr 29 - May 30. (Information takes from "The Union Army" published 1908).
Woodward was mustered out on 11 Jul 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi. On 15 Oct 1869, he applied for invalid benefits, likely due to injuries sustained at Shiloh. I speculate that he died between 1872-1877.
Samuel S. Woodward (1792 - 1859)
Abbigale Emily Shelley Woodward (1798 - 1868)
Sarah Ann Armstrong Scott (1843 - 1900)
Elnora Woodward Copeland (1867 - 1941)*
Andrew Jackson Woodward (1814 - 1896)*
William A. Woodward (1815 - 1887)*
Nathan Shelley Woodward (1816 - 1894)*
Pryer Calvin Woodward (1818 - 1850)*
Margaret Ann Woodward Canaday (1824 - 1907)*
Mary E. Woodward Smith (1826 - 1906)*
John Davis Woodward (1828 - 1897)*
Samuel M. Woodward (1829 - 1886)*
Hannah M. Woodward Warner (1831 - 1905)*
Henry Mills Woodward (1833 - 1908)*
Abraham Riley Woodward (1836 - 1918)*
Jesse N Woodward (1838 - ____)
Plot: Sec 14 Row 2
Created by: Douglas Chapman
Record added: Jan 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103548896