Born at Alexandria, Virginia in 1850, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving with Company I, 6th United States Cavalry at the Washita River, Texas, September 12, 1874.
He died on September 12, 1899 and was buried in Section 22 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company I, 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Wichita River, Texas, 12 September 1874. Entered service at: ——. Birth: Alexandria, Virginia. Date of issue: 7 November 1874.
While in command of 8 men and carrying dispatches, was attacked by 125 Indians, who, he with his command fought throughout the day, he being severely wounded.
WOODALL, ZACHARY T
- ORD SGT USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/12/1899
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SITE 15788
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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