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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Medicus Goodson

(1842 - 1924)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In July 1860 he was 17 and working on the family farm in the Barnwell District. On 2 January 1862 he enlisted as Private, Company G, 17th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was present with his Company until listed as absent without leave on 29 December 1864, and he was back on duty by the end of February 1865. He was captured at Petersburg, VA on 25 March and held at Point Lookout, MD until released on 27 June 1865.

After the War

In 1870 he was a store clerk in Great Cypress, Barnwell County, SC and in 1880 he was farming his own place there. By 1900 and to at least 1910 he was farming at Seiglingville in Allendale Township.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), as H.M. Goodwin, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/25/1842 in SC


01/13/1924; Allendale, SC; burial in Mount Arnon Baptist Church Cemetery, Allendale, SC