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H.P. Goddard

H.P. Goddard

Federal (USV)


Henry Perkins Goddard

(1842 - 1916)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a newspaper writer in Norwich until commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd New York Cavalry in March 1862. He resigned that commission in May, and mustered as Sergeant Major of the 14th Connecticut Infantry on 20 August 1862.

The rest of the War

Wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA 13 December 1862. Promoted (probably in January 1863) to 2nd Lieutenant, Company G to date from September 1862. Promoted 1st Lieutenant, Company B on 4 February 1863. Wounded at Chancellorsville, VA, in May 1863 and served on light duty as staff and Brigade artillery officer while recovering. He resigned in April 1864.

After the War

He was in insurance and continued to write, in Connecticut to 1882 and afterward in Baltimore, MD.

References & notes

Basic information from Goddard1, himself, as is his picture, from one in Mr Zon's collection. Service data from Page2.




04/05/1916; Baltimore, MD


1   Goddard, Henry Perkins, and Calvin Goddard Zon, editor, The Good Fight That Didn't End, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008, pp. 55 - 65  [AotW citation 9265]

2   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906, pg. 456  [AotW citation 9268]