Sergeant Brent Woods
Pulaski County, Kentucky
|Died||March 31, 1906 (aged 50–51)|
|Place of burial||Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Kentucky|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1873 - 1902|
|Unit||9th Cavalry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Indian Wars|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Brent Woods (1855 – March 31, 1906) was an American Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Indian Wars of the western United States.
Woods was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky and joined the Army from Louisville, Kentucky in 1873. By August 19, 1881 he was serving as a Sergeant in Company B of the 9th Cavalry Regiment. On that day, he participated in an engagement in New Mexico where he "[s]aved the lives of his comrades and citizens of the detachment." Thirteen years later, on July 12, 1894, Sergeant Woods was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the engagement. He eventually retired in 1902. 
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: New Mexico, August 19, 1881. Entered service at: Louisville, Ky. Birth: Pulaski County, Ky. Date of issue: July 12, 1894.
Saved the lives of his comrades and citizens of the detachment.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients
- List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Indian Wars
- List of African American Medal of Honor recipients
- "Indian War Period Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
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