Martin James Goodwin, (USA)

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Martin James Goodwin

Birthplace: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: April 20, 1879 (40)
Pratt County, Kansas, United States
Place of Burial: Iuka, Pratt County, Kansas, United States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Goodwin and Rebecca Goodwin
Husband of Ambrosia E. Goodwin/McGuire
Brother of Marion Goodwin; Marietta Brandon; Mordecai Goodwin and Martha Susanna Yocum

Occupation: Marble-Cutter
Managed by: Private User
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About Martin James Goodwin, (USA)

Civil War Veteran

Affiliation: Union

Rank: Pvt. - Sgt.

Enlisted: April 22, 1861 for 3 months Co. C, 16th Regt. Pa Volunteers

Re-Enlisted: Oct. 24, 1861, Co. H, 67th Regt.

Discharged: July 14, 1865


Note: Martin moved to Wikesbarre at 17 years of age. He learned the trade of marble-cutter. He enlisted on April 22, 1861, for 3 months in Company C, 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He re-enlisted October 24, 1861 in Company H, 67th Regiment. Martin was discharged July 14, 1865. He moved to Shickshinny, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania around 1867. Due to poor health in 1878, Martin moved to Pratt County, Kansas.


67th Service and Battles- 1863

  • Guard and provost duty in East Maryland and at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Md., till February, 1863.
  • Moved to Harper's Ferry, thence to Berryville.
  • Duty on the Upper Potomac till June.
  • Battle of Winchester, Va., June 13-15.
  • Retreat to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. (Those captured paroled July 7 and declared exchanged October 11, rejoining * Regiment October 13, 1862.) Guard stores from Harper's Ferry to Washington July 1-5.
  • Join Army Potomac at Frederick, Md., and pursuit of Lee July 5-24.
  • Wapping Heights, Va., July 23.
  • Duty on line of the Rappahannock till October.
  • Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Kelly's Ford November 7.
  • Brandy Station November 8.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
  • Payne's Farm November 27.

Service and Battles 1864

  • Duty at Brandy Station till April, 1864.
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7.
  • Veterans on furlough March-April. Non-Veterans temporarily attached to 138th Pennsylvania till June.
  • Veterans return to Washington, D.C., April.
  • Rapidan Campaign May-June. Report to Gen. Abercrombie at Belle Plains,
  • Thence ordered to Fredericksburg and reported to Gen. Shriver.
  • Escort trains to Front Royal and White House.
  • Action at White House June 20. Joined Brigade at Yellow Tavern.
  • Non-Veterans participated in battles of the Wilderness May 5-7;
  • Spottsylvania Court House May 8-21.
  • Assault on the Salient May 12.
  • North Anna May 23-26.
  • On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
  • Totopotomoy May 28-31.
  • Cold Harbor June 1-12.
  • Before Petersburg June 17-19.*
  • Ream's Station June 22-23.
  • Siege of Petersburg till July 6.
  • Ordered to Baltimore, Md., July 6.
  • Battle of Monocacy, Md., July 9.
  • Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December.
  • Charlestown August 29.
  • Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
  • Fisher's Hill September 22.
  • Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
  • Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till December.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C.,
  • Thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3-6.

Service and Battles- 1865

  • Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.
  • March to Danville April 23-29, and duty there till May.
  • March to Richmond, thence to Washington, D.C.
  • Corps Review June 8. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regimental Losses

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 150 Enlisted men by disease. Total 232.


When the Regiment Came Back

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"All the uniforms were blue, all the swords were bright and new When the regiment went marching down the street. All the men were hale and strong as they proudly marched along, Through the cheers that drowned the music of their feet, Oh, the music of the feet keeping time to drums that beat, Oh, the splendor and the glitter of the sight. As with swords and rifles new and in uniforms of blue, The regiment went marching to the fight.

When the regiment came back, all the guns and swords were black And the uniforms had faded out to gray. And the faces of the men who marched through that street again Seemed like faces of the dead who lose their way. For the dead who lose their way cannot look more wan and gray Oh, the sorrow and the pity of the sight. Oh, the weary lagging feet, out of step with drums that beat, As the regiment comes marching from the fight.

Note: Found this poem and thought it fitting for Martin. D. Glenn-2016

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Martin James Goodwin, (USA)'s Timeline

June 23, 1838
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 20, 1879
Age 40
Pratt County, Kansas, United States
Pennsylvania, United States
Iuka, Pratt County, Kansas, United States of America