William Woodford

 

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Woodford, WILLIAM, military officer; born in Carolina county, Virginia, in 1735; was distinguished in the French and Indian War, and in 1775 was appointed colonel of the 2nd Virginia Regiment. In the battle at the Great Bridge he was in command, and afterwards was at the head of the 1st Virginia Brigade. He was wounded in the battle of Brandywine, and made a prisoner at the taking of Charleston, in 1780, and carried to New York City, where he died, Nov. 13, 1780.

 

 

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