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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Mich.)

George A. Woodruff

(Ap'd Mich.)


George Augustus Woodruff: Born May 27, 1840, Marshall, MI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 24, 1861.

First Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Sep., 1861; in guarding Upper Potomac, Sep., 1861, to Feb., 1862, being engaged in the Combat of Ball's Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31 to June 1, 1862, — Battle of Savage Station, June 29, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; on sick leave of absence, July 21 to Sep., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam (commanding Battery), Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign, commanding Battery (Army of  p824 the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, where he was Mortally Wounded, and

Died, July 4, 1863, of Wounds received at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.: Aged 22.

Buried, Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, MI.

Thayer's Note:

a The birth data is from Logan Tapscott's excellent page at The Gettysburg Compiler, "Bravely on the Battlefield: 1st Lieutenant George A. Woodruff": the page contains as much information on Lt. Woodruff as is in all likelihood possible.

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