Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Army Medical Department Medal of Honor Recipient: Surgeon William R.D. Blackwood


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty the Medal of Honor was awarded to WILLIAM R. D. BLACKWOOD

Citation: 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.

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.


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