of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WOODALL, WILLIAM H.
Rank and Organization: Civilian scout, U.S. Army, Major General Philip H.
Sheridan's Headquarters, during Civil War. Place and Date: Virginia, Appomattox
campaign, Sailors Creek, March 29 to April 9, 1865. Entered service at Winchester,
Virginia. Birthdate: unknown. Date Of Issue: 25 April 1865. Place: Washington,
D.C., 3 May 1865. Note: Was Chief Civilian Scout for Major General Philip H. Sheridan's
Cavalry Corps, which consisted of VI and XIX Corps.
Captured flag of Brigadier General Rufus Barringer's headquarters brigade.
(In 1916, the general
review of all Medals of Honor deemed 911 unwarranted. Because he was a
civilian, this recipient was among them. In
June 1989 the U.S. Army Board of Correction of Records restored the medal to
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