Philip Trasher Woodfin
First Lieutenant, United Staes Army
He served in the Civil War as First Lieuetnant, 16th Massachusetts Battery, United States Volunters, 1861-1865.
He served as Governor of the National Soldiers Home, Virginia, from 1873 until his death on 24 August 1901.
He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National
HAMILTON, VIRGINIA - August 24, 1901 - P. T. Woodfin, Governor of the National Soldiers' Home here, died of Bright's Disease this afternoon after a long illness. Mr. Woodfin was born april 26, 1840 at Marblehead, Massachusetts. He was a first man mustered into the United States service from that State in the Civil War, and rose to the rank of Colonel. In 1869 he was appointed Secretary of the Tagus (Maine) Branch of the National Soldier's Home, where he served until his appointment here as Governor in 1878. A widow and two children survive him. The remains will be interred at Arlington.
WOODFIN, PHILIP T
LT 16 MASS LT ART
DATE OF DEATH: 08/24/1901
BURIED AT: SITE 521
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WOODFIN, ABIGAIL P W/O P T
Posted: 2 August 2003 Updated: 3 July 2007 Updated: 25 August 2007 Updated: 7 January 2008
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003