Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 2d U.S. Artillery. Place and
date: At Newbys Crossroads, Va., 24 July 1863.
Entered service at: Washington,
D.C. Born: Buffalo, N.Y.
Date of issue: 1 September 1893.
in command of a section of a battery constituting a portion of the rear
guard of a division then retiring before the advance of a corps of Infantry
was attacked by the enemy and ordered to abandon his guns. Lt. Woodruff
disregarded the orders received and aided in repelling the attack and saving
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)