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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Middleton Goodwyn

(? - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old physician, he enlisted as Private, Company C, Second South Carolina Infantry on 8 April 1861 in Columbia, SC (or 24 April 1861 on Morris Island) for one year. He reenlisted for two years and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 5 October 1862 at Martinsburg, VA (now WV). His father Dr. Thomas Jefferson Goodwyn (1800-1877) filed a claim for his belongings and back pay in March or April 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1. vis fold3. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, and has his death on 6 October 1862 in Vienna, VA.

His brother William Alfred Goodwyn (1842-1863) also died during the war, possibly while a clerk in the Confederate States Ordnance Office, Memphis, TN.


Date not known; Richland District, SC


10/05/1862; Martinsburg, WV; burial in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, SC


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27072]