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Confederate (CSV)


George William Goodson

(1837 - 1922)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In July 1860 he was 23 and working on the family farm in the Barnwell District. He enlisted as Private, Company G, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 2 January 1862. He was appointed Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 21 December 1862. He was on furlough in November and December 1864, admitted to a hospital in Petersburg, VA with a "fracture" on 12 February and in a hospital in Richmond, VA with a gunshot wound to his left leg, bone broken, on 26 March. These suggest he'd been wounded about 11 February 1865 in action near Petersburg. He was furloughed for 60 days on 31 March and surrendered and was paroled at Augusta, GA on 25 May 1865.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Great Cypress, Barnwell County, SC.

References & notes

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

He married Laura E. McMillan (1842-1891) in November 1860 and they had 3 sons.

His brother Henry was also in the Company and in Maryland in 1862.


12/01/1837; Barnwell District, SC


06/09/1922; in SC; burial in Great Saltkehatchie Cemetery, Ulmer, SC