|Robert Milton Boody|
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|
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||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. 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 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. He was commissioned as an officer in September 1863, and was mustered out in July 1864. 
Medal of Honor citation
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.