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Confederate (CSV)


William J. Goodson

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company M, First Texas Infantry when they organized in Trinity County, and mustered for Confederate service as Private on 5 May 1862 at Sumpter, TX.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was hospitalized several times over the War and was paroled at Lynchburg, VA on 15 April 1865.

After the War

He returned to Trinity County and died there after the War.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson.1 His return to Texas and death place from Sgt. D.H. Hamilton in his History of Company M (1925).


Date not known; Trinity County, TX


1   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 87  [AotW citation 21087]