Age: 24, credited to Westfield, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1838, St. Valentine, PQ, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Philadelphia National Cemetery, PA
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Railroad Accident - The night train from Philadelphia to New York was run into by the through Washington train at Bristol Tuesday morning about half past two, demolishing 3 cars, killing 5 persons and severely wounding 25 to 30 others. All killed were soldiers, except the fireman. Among the killed were Moses Goddard of Co. D, 5th Vt. Regiment.
Vermont Journal, March 11, 1865
Submitted by Tom Boudreau.
CAME HOME TO DIE. – The late terrible railroad accident on the Camden & Amboy Railroad killed and wounded a number of furloughed soldiers. One of them, Moses Goddard, Co. D, 5th Vt. Vols. who was dying of his hurts, remarked to a lady, who held him in her arms and endeavored to soothe his last agonies by bathing his face, "That is right, do so, Fannie, I have served my three years, and come home to die," no doubt thinking he was addressing his wife.
Rutland Herald, March 16, 1865
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.