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Federal (USV)


William H. Goodrich

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old painter from Cambridge, he enlisted 26 August 1861 in Company D, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on 6 November 1863, and reenlisted on 18 April 1864. He mustered out as Sergeant, Company E, 20th Regiment, VRC on 21 November 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History. 2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3


c. 1829


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 437  [AotW citation 17769]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pp. 144, 387  [AotW citation 17770]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 225  [AotW citation 17771]