BLACKWOOD, WILLIAM R. D. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Surgeon, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 12 May 1838, Ireland.

Date of issue:   21 July 1897.

Citation:   Removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)