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Robert Boody
Born (1836-03-06)March 6, 1836
Died October 22, 1913(1913-10-22) (aged 77)
Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch Flag of the United States.svg United States Navy
Rank Sergeant
Unit New York Company B, 40th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Williamsburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Sergeant Robert Boody (March 6, 1836 to October 22, 1913) was an American sailor who fought in the American Civil War.[1] Boody received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Williamsburg at Williamsburg, Virginia and the Battle of Chancellorsville at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 5, 1862 and May 2, 1863. He was honored with the award on 8 July 1896.[2][3]


Boody was born in Lemington, Maine on 6 March 1836. He enlisted into the army at Amesbury, Massachusetts. He earned various promotions in the army. It was while he was a sergeant in the 40th New York Infantry when he performed the two acts of gallantry for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.[2][3] He died on 22 October 1913 and his remains are interred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Haverhill, Massachusetts.[3][4]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

This soldier, at Williamsburg, Virginia, then a corporal, at great personal risk, voluntarily saved the lives of and brought from the battlefield 2 wounded comrades. A year later, at Chancellorsville, voluntarily, and at great personal risk, brought from the field of battle and saved the life of Capt. George B. Carse, Company C, 40th New York Volunteer Infantry.[2][3]

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