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Civil War Soldiers - Woodbury

Woodbury, Daniel P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born at New London, Merrimack county, N. H., Dec. 16, 1812. He graduated at West Point in 1836, was soon transferred from the artillery to the engineers, was employed until 1840 upon the Cumberland road in Ohio, and for the next seven years at Boston harbor and elsewhere on the coast. Between 1847 and 1850 he constructed Forts Kearny and Laramie for the defense of the route to Oregon, and afterward Forts Jefferson and Taylor at the Tortugas and Key West. He became a captain in 1853, a major and lieutenant-colonel in 1861, and a brigadier-general of volunteers in March, 1862. He bore a part in preparing the defenses of Washington, in organizing the engineer corps of the Army of the Potomac, and as commander of the brigade of engineers was of great service at Yorktown and in the operations about Richmond, especially in the Seven Days' battles. At Fredericksburg he won the brevet of brigadier-general in the regular army by his gallantry in throwing bridges across the river under a heavy fire. In March, 1863, he was sent to command at Key West, Fla., and there received the brevet of major-general, U. S. A. Gen. Woodbury died at Key West, Fla., of yellow fever, Aug. 15, 1864.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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