Albert Emmett Woodson – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Albert Emmett Woodson of Kentucky

  • Appointed from Idaho, Private Company E and Hospital Steward 1st Washington
  • Infantry, 27 May 1862 to 14 April 1863
  • Second Lieutenant, 1st Washington T Infantry, 14 April 1863
  • Honorably mustered out 25 March 1865
  • Appointed First Lieutenant, 36th United States Infantry, 5 August 1867
  • Unassigned 19 May 1869
  • Assigned to the 5th United States Infantry, 15 December 1870
  • Captain, 1 July 1876
  • Major, 9th United States Cavalry, 14 October 1896
  • Lieutenant Colonel, 2 February 1901
  • Colonel, 3rd United States Cavalry, 31 May 1901
  • Brigadier General, 15 April 1903
  • Retired from active service 16 April 1903

General Woodson is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


PAOLA, Kansas -August 7, 1903 – Colonel Albert E. Woodson, United States Army, retired, died here today, aged sixty-two years.  He will be buried at Arlington, Virginia.

He entered the RegularArmy in 1867 as a First  Lieutenant, having served in the volunteer army during the Civil War. He became Captain in 1876, Major in 1896, Lieutenant Colonel in 1901, Colonel in May of the same year, retiring immediately after attaining that rank.  He was a native of Kentucky and was appointed to the Army from Idaho.

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