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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 06/03/1836 Limington, Maine. d. 22/10/1913 Massachusetts.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/05/1862 and 02/05/1863 Virginia.

 

Boody was born in Limington, Maine on 6 March 1836. He joined the army from Amesbury, Massachusetts in June 1861. It was while he was a sergeant in the 40th New York Infantry when he performed the two acts of gallantry for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was commissioned as an officer in September 1863, and was mustered out in July 1864.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

This soldier, at Williamsburg, Virginia, then a corporal, at great personal risk, voluntarily saved the lives of and brought from the battlefield 2 wounded comrades. A year later, at Chancellorsville, voluntarily, and at great personal risk, brought from the field of battle and saved the life of Capt. George B. Carse, Company C, 40th New York Volunteer Infantry.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, HAVERHILL, MASSACHUSETTS.

Robert Milton Boody

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