At 18 years old, he joined the First Cavalry of the Union Army
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.
↑ West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWT6-PHP : 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, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing military unit First Cavalry, NARA microfilm publication M508 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1964), roll 6.
↑ Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3C1-FKD : 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 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M31X-X9L : 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
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Edward by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Edward: