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Federal (USV)


Isaac T. Godfrey

(1841 - 1909)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Brooklyn, he enlisted in Company A, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 25 January 1862. We was wounded in action at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded again, on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Discharged 10 December 1862 to enlist in the Regular Army. He then served in Battery C, 3rd US Artillery.

After the War:
Funeral of Elk Point Pioneer
Isaac Godfrey, a soldier of the civil war and an old settler of Union county [SD], died Wednesday, August 11[sic], of dropsy. Mr. Godfrey arrived in 1882 and settled on a farm one mile southwest of Elk Point, where he lived until his death. He leaves a wife and two children.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. The quote above from the Dakota Farmers Leader of 20 August 1909, online from the Library of Congress. Dates and further details from his gravesite on South Dakota Gravestones. Flora Godfrey (died age 75y 9m 1d) is buried next to him.

Birth Date: 05/13/1841    
Death Date: 08/10/1909    Burial Place: Elk Point Cemetery Union County, SD


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, 404 - 405  [AotW citation 15126]

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