Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lieutenant George A. Woodruﬀ
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.
Erected 2007 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number 654.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 15.521′ N, 84° 57.033′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Oakridge Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall MI 49068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac E. Crary and John D. Pierce / State School System (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic / The G.A.R. Hall (approx. one mile away); Howard F. Young / Postmasters (approx. one mile away); American Museum of Magic (approx. one mile away); Charles T. Gorham (approx. one mile away); James A. Miner (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marshall (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marshall.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Tablet at Gettysburg for Battery I, 1st US Artillery
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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