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Harry Adsit Woodruff
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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Born on August 10, 1874, he was killed in action on May 8, 1904 while serving with the 17th United States Infantry near Simpetan, Mindanao, Philippines during the Insurrection there.

First Lieutenant Joseph Hines Hall, who was killed in action at the same place on the same date, and he are each buried just steps from one another in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


17 AMERICANS DIED IN MORO AMBUSCADE
Lieutenant Winfield and Thirty-nine Men Caught in Trap
Lieutenant Hall of Alabama Among Those Who Fell
Five Men Also Wounded By Moro Fire
Ambush Occurred at simpatem, on Lake Liquosan, in the Island of Mindanao

MANILA, May 11, 1904 - Lieutenant Winfield Harper and thirty-nine men of F Company of the Seventeenth United States Infantry, were caught on May 8 in an ambushg by several hundred Moros.

Two American officers and fifteen men were killed and five men were wounded.  The smbush occurred at Simpatem, on the east shore of Lake Liquasan, Island of Mindanao.

The officers killes in the ambush were First Lieutenant Harry A. Woodruff and Second Lieutenant Joseph H. Hall, both of the Seventeenth Infantry.

Lieutenant Woodruff was born in Indiana and entered the service from the State of New York.

Lieutenant Hall was born in Alabama and was promoted to his Lieutenancy from the ranks.


Harry Adsit Woodruff of Indiana
 Appointed From New York, Second Lieutenant, 13th United States Infantry, 10 April 1899
Transferred To 17th United States Infantry, 8 June 1899
First Lieutenant, 27th United States Infantry, 2 February 1901
Transferred to 17th United States Infantry, 19 March 1902

WOODRUFF, HARRY A
1ST LT 17 U S INF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 05/08/1904
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION W D W  SITE 451
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

 Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson

HA Woodruff Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


Updated: 3 November 2000  Updated: 2 December 2001 Updated: 10 October 2002  Updated: 27 July 2003  Updated: 1 October 2004  Updated: 29 July 2005 Updated: 10 March 2007 Updated: 16 October 2007

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HA Woodruff Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

HA Woodruff Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003