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D. Woodall

D. Woodall

Federal (USV)


Daniel Woodall

(1841 - 1880)

Home State: Delaware

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as Ensign/2nd Lieutenant, Company H, First Delaware Infantry (3 months) in April 1861 and was discharged in August. He mustered as Captain, Company F, First Delaware Infantry (3 years) on 28 September 1861 in Wilmington at age 20.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Major of the Regiment on 24 December 1862. Wounded again, in the calf in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. Detached in temporary command of the 39th New York Infantry 30 July to 5 October 1863 and promoted Lieutenant Colonel 5 November 1863. On Court Martial duty in February 1864. Wounded for the third time, shot in the foot in action at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 10 May 1864. Promoted Colonel 22 December 1864 at Petersburg, VA. In command of the Brigade in January and February 1865.

After the War

Honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers 15 June 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the War.

References & notes

The photograph above is from a CDV in the Delaware Public Archives. Service details from Scharf1 and the Roster of Union Soldiers (Broadfoot, 1997-2000) transcribed along with other details by J.W. Walter on his 4th Delaware Roster page.






1   Scharf, Thomas J., History of Delaware, 1609-1888, 2 Vols., Philadelphia: L.J. Richards & Co., 1888, Vol. 1, pp. 365-366  [AotW citation 12508]