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Brent Woods

U.S. Army
Medal Of Honor, Indian Campaigns

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After hostile Indians attacked a ranch near Camp Canada Alamosa, New Mexico, Second Lieutenant George Burnett took the first available detachment to pursue and attack the hostile Apache marauders. With a fifty-man force, some of whom were mounted Mexicans from the plundered ranch, he located and attacked the hostile force that outnumbered his small command two-to-one. Three days after that battle at Cuchillo Negro Mountains where three men earned Medals of Honor, Sergeant Brent Woods was part of a twenty-man detachment that again engaged the hostile force. During that battle Sergeant Woods distinguished himself not only as a brave and gallant fighter, but also in the heroic manner in which he went to the assistance of his wounded comrades and injured citizens near McEver's ranch. His actions under fire saved many wounded and innocent civilians from falling into the hands of the hostile Indians.

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