Col. Dwight Woodbury

Col. Dwight Woodbury was the first Col. Of the 4th Michigan Infantry.  He helped form the regiment in Adrian Michigan and led them east at the start of the Civil War.  At the battle of Malvern Hill Virginia he was fatally wounded with a gunshot wound to the head.  He was later buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian Michigan.  Woodbury opened a recruiting office in Adrian when President Lincoln called for more troops.  He helped raise men to form the 1st Michigan Infantry.  He was offered a Captain's commission but turned it down.  Later he helped to enlist the 4th Michigan Infantry in which he was given a Colonel's commission.  The GAR Dwight Woodbury Post #45 in Adrian was named after him.  Fort Woodbury in Alexandria Virginia was named after him.