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Federal (USV)


Newman W. Goodrich

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 16 year old moulder's apprentice (probably to his father) living with is parents in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted in Buffalo, NY on 1 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company B, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured 16 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA and a prisoner in Richmond, VA until paroled at City Point, VA on 9 January 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 in Buffalo. He enlisted again, on 11 July 1863 in Buffalo as a Corporal in the 33rd Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery. He was reduced to Private on 26 April 1864 and was listed as a deserter at Wilson's Landing, VA on 31 August 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles,2 both also as Newman U. Goodrich. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1844 in OH


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 221; For 1898, Ser 15, p 1370  [AotW citation 28160]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 294  [AotW citation 28161]