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Lieut William S. Woodruff

Lieut William S. Woodruff

Birth
Death 1864 (aged 25–26)
Burial Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Plot Old Grounds
Memorial ID 71990053 · View Source
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Died at Petersburg


Reference: history of Calhoun County Michigan

Lieutenant Wm. S. Woodruff was wounded in the face,
the ball entering his mouth and passing out through
his cheek, at Gettysburg, and within ten minutes
afterwards he saw his brother George A., in command
of the celebrated Bicketts battery of the Mexican
war, shot through the head and instantly killed. It
is said the rebel general Magruder, who commanded
the battery during the Mexican war, recognized at the
battle of Fair Oaks his old battery, and made
several attempts to capture it ; but failing to do
so, relieved his vexation at his non-success by
asserting that " all h 1 could not take the old
battery." Lieutenant Woodruff was afterwards on
the Bichmond campaign, while sitting in a
breastwork or other fortification, struck in the
side by a spent ball and so injured that he died.
Another brother, Lieutenant Frank Woodruff, while
attached to the Twelfth U. S. Corps d' Afrique,
died in New Orleans. These were son of Judge George Woodruff, of Marshall, Mi.

The wife of Judge Woodruff died in a very short
time after the death of her boys.

Information provided by Bushong Weiss
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Woodruff was originally attached to the 1st Michigan Infantry, Company E

Information provided by : Norm


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  • Maintained by: Amy (Decker) Veenendall
  • Originally Created by: William Kinney
  • Added: 26 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71990053
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut William S. Woodruff (1838–1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71990053, citing Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Amy (Decker) Veenendall (contributor 47104012) .