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William R. D. Blackwood

Medal of Honor Recipients

Photo William R. D. BlackwoodRank and organization: Surgeon, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. 
Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. 
Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. 
Born: 12 May 1838, Ireland. 
Date of issue: 21 July 1897. 
Citation: Removed severely wounded officers and soldiers from the field while under a heavy fire from the enemy, exposing himself beyond the call of duty, thus furnishing an example of most distinguished gallantry.