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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

J. M. Goff

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned on 21 February 1861 and joined his regiment as First Lieutenant, Company A (later I), 5th Alabama Infantry at Grove Hill, AL on 5 (or 11) May 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and was wounded "severely in the thigh" at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed home after Sharpsburg.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His command on South Mountain and wound at Sharpsburg are in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862.

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=72289  [AotW citation 25626]