George Augustus Woodruff"Little Dad"
(1840 - 1863)
Home State: Michigan
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 1st United States Artillery, Battery I
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A member of the US Military Academy Class of (June) 1861, he was commissioned 2nd Lt and 1st Lt, 1st US Artillery, on 24 June 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Headquarters 6th Army Corps, Culpeper, October 1, 1863.
The remainder of the War:
He was mortally wounded 3 July 1863 in action at Gettysburg, and died the next day. He was initially buried on the battlefield, but later returned home by his father.
More on the Web:
Basic military data found in Heitman1, and his photo is from the MOLLUS Collection2. Life dates from his grave site on Findagrave. The quote above from a letter by John Sedgwick, from Correspondence of John Sedgwick Major-General, Volume II (Printed for Carl and Ellen Battelle Stoeckel, 1908), pp. 158-159 as researched and posted by Jim Buchanan in a blog post.
|Birth Date: 05/27/1840 Place of Birth: Marshall, MI |
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1861 Class Rank: 16
Death Date: 7/4/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA Burial Place: Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, MI
1 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pp. 1057-58 [AotW citation 1171]
2 US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 569 [AotW citation 1172]
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