of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BLACKWOOD, WILLIAM R. D.
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.
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.
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