Robert Boody

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Robert Milton Boody
Born (1836-03-06)March 6, 1836
Limington, Maine
Died October 22, 1913(1913-10-22) (aged 77)
Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Massachusetts
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit New York (state) 40th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars Battle of Williamsburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Awards Medal of Honor

Robert Milton Boody (March 6, 1836 to October 22, 1913) was an American soldier 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 Limington, Maine on 6 March 1836. He joined the army from Amesbury, Massachusetts in June 1861. 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 was commissioned as an officer in September 1863, and was mustered out in July 1864. [4]

Boody died on 22 October 1913 and his remains are interred in the Greenwood Cemetery in Haverhill, Massachusetts.[3][5]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipients". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Robert M. Boody". Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Regimental Roster
  5. ^ "Noting their sacrifice". Amesbury News. 7 April 2011.