William E. Woodruff (soldier)

William E. Woodruff (soldier)

William E. Woodruff was an American soldier who served as colonel of the 25th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. Woodruff was given temporary brigade and division command in the Army of the Cumberland, but not promoted to brigadier general. He resigned in January 1863 out of frustration for his lack of advancement and was replaced by Brig. Gen. Thomas T. Crittenden. [Daniel, p. 230.]

Woodruff was born in Kentucky and educated in the common schools. He studied law, passed his bar exam, and established a successful practice in Louisville. He established strong ties with the local Republican Party. [Hughes & Whitney, p. 129.]

Early in the war, Woodruff was colonel of the 2nd Kentucky (Union) Infantry. He was captured at the Battle of Scarey Creek in western Virginia in 1861 and imprisoned for nine months in a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp. Later, after commanded the 25th Illinois Infantry, he led a brigade in Jefferson C. Davis's division at the Battle of Stones River in late 1862. He fell from his horse and fractured his right ankle and badly damaged his right knee, incapacitating him for several months. During his recovery, he tendered his resignation in a letter dated January 19, 1863, to General Davis. [Hughes & Whitney, pp. 145-46.]


* Daniel, Larry J., "Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1865". LSU Press, 2004. ISBN 0-8071-2931-3
* Hughes Jr., Nathaniel C., and Whitney, Gordon D., "Jefferson Davis in Blue". LSU Press, 2002. ISBN 0807131601


External links

* [http://www.civilwarhome.com/woodruffstonesriveror.htm Woodruff's official report for the Battle of Stones River]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • William E. Woodruff — can refer to a number of different people in American history. *William E. Woodruff (politician) (24 December 1795–19 June 1885) was an early American journalist, politician, and pioneer of Arkansas… …   Wikipedia

  • William V. Mong — est un acteur, scénariste, réalisateur et producteur américain né le 25 juin 1875 à Chambersburg en Pennsylvanie (États Unis), décédé le 10 décembre 1940 à Studio City (États Unis). Sommaire 1 Filmographie 1.1 comme Acteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • William H. Seward — This article is about the Governor of New York. For his son, the Civil War Brigadier General, see William H. Seward, Jr.. The Honorable William Henry Seward 24th United States Secretary of State …   Wikipedia

  • Roy O. Woodruff — Roy Orchard Woodruff (March 14, 1876 February 12, 1953) was a politician, soldier, printer and dentist from the U.S. state of Michigan.Woodruff was born of Scottish and English ancestry to Charles Woodruff and Electa A. (Wallace) Woodruff in… …   Wikipedia

  • List of counties in Arkansas — BT CA BN MR BX …   Wikipedia

  • List of Arkansas county name etymologies — This is a list of Arkansas county name etymologies.Counties, alphabeticallyA*Arkansas County, Arkansas: Arkansas is named for the Arkansa Native American tribe. *Ashley County, Arkansas: Ashley is named for Chester Ashley, an U.S. Senator and… …   Wikipedia

  • Dates of 2005 — ▪ 2006 January This is a unique case of a people under occupation being asked to hold free and fair elections when they themselves are not free.… It s an important internal test, and I think it s a turning point. Palestinian legislator Hanan… …   Universalium

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower — Eisenhower redirects here. For other people with the surname, see Eisenhower (name). Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President of the United States …   Wikipedia

  • War novel — A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war. It is sometimes referred to …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”