Harry Adsit Woodruff
First Lieutenant, United States Army
on August 10, 1874, he was killed in action on May 8, 1904 while serving
with the 17th United States Infantry near Simpetan, Mindanao, Philippines
during the Insurrection there.
First Lieutenant Joseph
Hines Hall, who was killed in action at the same place on the same
date, and he are each buried just steps from one another in Section 1 of
Arlington National Cemetery.
MANILA, May 11, 1904 - Lieutenant Winfield Harper and thirty-nine men of F Company of the Seventeenth United States Infantry, were caught on May 8 in an ambushg by several hundred Moros.
Two American officers and fifteen men were killed and five men were wounded. The smbush occurred at Simpatem, on the east shore of Lake Liquasan, Island of Mindanao.
The officers killes in the ambush were First Lieutenant Harry A. Woodruff and Second Lieutenant Joseph H. Hall, both of the Seventeenth Infantry.
Lieutenant Woodruff was born in Indiana and entered the service from the State of New York.
Lieutenant Hall was born in Alabama and was
promoted to his Lieutenancy from the ranks.
WOODRUFF, HARRY A
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003