|MICHAEL L. HÉBERT'S Genealogy|
Benjamin Wilson Woodruff (view genealogy record) enlisted on 3 Sep 1847 at Shawneetown, Gallatin Co, IL for service in the U.S. Army in the Mexican War. He was age 24 at the time and is described as having blue eyes, red hair, fair complexion, and a height of 5' 9". He served in the 14th U.S. Infantry and died on 30 Dec 1847 at New Orleans, LA. This information is contained in Benjamin Wilson Woodruff's military service record obtained from the NARA in Washington, DC.