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Goddard, Moses


Age: 24, credited to Westfield, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 2/13/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, d/accident 3/7/65 (train crash)

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Birth: abt 1838, Saint-Valentin, Canada East
Death: 03/07/1865

Burial: Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
Marker/Plot: A-46
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Elvira, 9/1/1865
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Moses Goddard

Vermont Journal
March 11, 1865
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.


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.

Source: Rutland Herald, March 16, 1865
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.