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Sgt David Cornelius Woodruff

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Sgt David Cornelius Woodruff

Birth
Surry County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 Dec 1899 (aged 66)
Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Burial North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 111957227 View Source

Sgt. David Cornelius Woodruff enlisted as a Corporal in 1st N.C. Infantry, Co. B (Wilkes Valley Guards), for the duration of the war by Colonel Montford Stokes. This was the first day men could sign up to become soldiers.

1st N.C. Infantry Regiment ordered to Richmond and assigned to Gen. Holmes Brigade at Brooks Station near the mouth of Acquia Creek; Company B detached & ordered to man heavy guns; was involved in several skirmishes with enemy gun boats.

First NC Regiment ordered to Goldsboro with other NC troops to meet an advance of the enemy from New Bern. (NCT 1861-1865, pg 138)

Company Muster Roll lists Sgt. Woodruff as "Present" for Mar & Apr 1862 at "Camp McIntosh" (NARA)

Company B stationed near Front Royal, Virginia, June 30 - Oct 31, 1862 (NARA)

D. C. Woodruff was "severely wounded in the thigh" at the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Appears on a register of Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Va.-- disposed to Ga. Hosp 4

Appears on a Register of Medical Director's Office, Richmond, Va: Admitted to Hosp No. 17

Company Muster Roll lists Sgt. D.C. Woodruff as "Absent wounded since Sep 1862, $50 Conf. Bounty due" for months Jun 30 to Oct 31, 1862. Last paid by Capt. Dudly thru June 30, 1862.

Company Muster Roll lists as "Absent, wounded in Battle of Sharpsburg, Md, Sept 17, 1862" for months Nov & Dec 1862.

Company Muster Roll lists Sgt. D.C. Woodruff as "Absent wounded in Battle of Sharpsburg, Md, Sep 17, 1862" for months Jan & Feb 1863

Company Muster Roll lists as "Present" for Mar & Apr 1863

D. C. Woodruff was "severely wounded in the neck" at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Appears on a register of General Hospital No. 18 (formerly Greaner's Hospital) Richmond, Va; Complaint: "Vulnus Sclopeticum" (gunshot wound).

Transferred to Salisbury, North Carolina

Company Muster Roll lists Sgt. Woodruff as "Present" for May & Jun 1863

Company B "participated in the engagement at Gettysburg on the 2 of July and skirmished with the enemy on the 3, thence it retreated across the Potomac on to Orange C.H. Va where we remained quiet for several weeks." (Comp Rec Showg Svc of Mil Units Confd)

Appears on a list of casualties of Ewell's Corps in the BATTLE OF MINE RUN/PAYNES FARM and operations on Mine Run, Virginia-- Nov. 27 & 28, 1863. Remarks: Wounded- hip & arm

Appears on a register of Receiving and Wayside Hospital, or General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, Va.-- disposed to Winder Hospital on Nov 30, 1863

Captured by Union Army at Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Arrived at Belle Plains, Va. after capture & transferred to Point Lookout Prison

Transferred to Elmira Prison Camp, New York

At Elmira Prison, NY, "Name appears as signature to an Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Elmira, NY, June 21, 1865; Height: 5'9", Hair: Auburn, Eyes: Blue, Complexion: Florid, Place of Residence: Statesville, NC

"Severely wounded in the thigh in Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam), also in the neck at Chancellorsville. Promoted to Sergeant. Wounded severely in Battle at Mine Run, Va."

And apparently made his way back to NC as he married Susan J. Walker around 1869 in Wilkes Co. and then Sarah Ann Pardue in 1877.

The complete military record may be found on ancestry.com

Son of David Henry Woodruff and Elizabeth Davis.


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