Lieutenant George A. Woodruff

Lieutenant George A. Woodruff (HMIWF)

Location: Marshall, MI 49068 Calhoun County
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N 42° 15.521', W 84° 57.033'

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Lieutenant George A. Woodruff (1840-1863) graduated early from West Point because of the start of the Civil War. Young Woodruff served valiantly with the Army of the Potomac. At Gettysburg he was mortally wounded while defending the center of the Union line with his First U.S. Field Artillery (Battery I) against General George Pickett's Confederate charge on July 3, 1863. Lingering through the night, George Woodruff died the following day.

After learning of the death of his son, the Honorable George Woodruff, a well-known Calhoun County judge, traveled to Gettysburg to bring young George's body back to this city. Last rites for the gallant Civil War veteran were held in Marshall and he was buried on Oakridge Cemetery. His brother William was wounded in the Battle of Petersburg. He died on June 28, 1864, in Washington, D.C., and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number654
Year Placed2007
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 669044 N 4680531
Decimal Degrees42.25868333, -84.95055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 15.521', W 84° 57.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 15' 31.26" N, 84° 57' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)517, 269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 322-398 Dibble Rd, Marshall MI 49068, US
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