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Federal (USV)


Thomas Watkins Goodenough

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Monroe County. He enlisted in Company E, First Michigan Infantry in Ann Arbor on 24 April 1861, age 22. He was promoted to Corporal on 22 May, and saw action at First Bull Run on 21 July. He mustered out with his Company in Detroit on 7 August 1861. He then enlisted in Company D, Seventh Michigan Infantry as Corporal on 2 September 1861, at Monroe. He was wounded in action on 30 June 1862, probably at Glendale, VA and captured the next day. He was paroled on 6 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the arm in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He died on 4 October 1862 of "exhaustion following secondary hemorrhage and amputation of arm" at Casparis House hospital in Washington, DC.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1. Further details from reserach by descendant Neil W. MacDonald, Sparta, MI, who also kindly provided a photo of Thomas at age 16.


c. 1839


10/04/1862; Washington, DC; burial in Soldier and Airmen's Home Cemetery, Washington, DC


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 39 - 46  [AotW citation 12055]