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Edward Allison Godwin (abt. 1850 - 1923)

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Edward Allison Godwin
Born about in Kingwood, Preston, West Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jul 2017
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At 18 years old, he joined the First Cavalry of the Union Army[1]

Died 13 July 1923 in Bexar County, Texas. He was a retired Brigadier General. He died of “ Erisipelas of the right leg, following infected toenail”. He was buried in the Mission Mausoleum, San Antonio, Texas.[2]


  1. West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Edward A Godwin, 1865; from "Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of West Virginia," database, ( : n.d.); citing military unit First Cavalry, NARA microfilm publication M508 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1964), roll 6.
  2. Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Edward A Godwin, 13 Jul 1923; citing certificate number 20063, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,074,871.
  • United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 October 2018), Edward A Godwin, Cagayou de Misawis Field Staff & Band 40th Infantry, Mindanao, Philippines; citing enumeration district (ED) 193, sheet 1A, family , NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm

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