|Born||March 6, 1836|
|Died||October 22, 1913(aged 77)|
|Buried at||Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Unit||Company B, 40th New York Infantry|
Battle of Williamsburg|
Battle of Chancellorsville
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Sergeant Robert Boody (March 6, 1836 to October 22, 1913) was an American sailor who fought in the American Civil War. 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.
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. He died on 22 October 1913 and his remains are interred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
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.
- ↑ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipients". http://valor.defense.gov/Recipients/ArmyMedalofHonorRecipients.aspx. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Robert M. Boody". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=2771. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- ↑ "Noting their sacrifice". Amesbury News. 7 April 2011. http://www.wickedlocal.com/amesbury/news/x230261286/Noting-their-sacrifice.
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