Individual Record -- Goulding, Joseph Hiram
Age: 21, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 6th US CINF
Service: 6th US CLRD INF, comn LT, 9/12/63, m/o 9/20/65 [College: NU 65]
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Birth: 06/08/1842, Potsdam, NY
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: NU 65
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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COL. JOSEPH HIRAM GOULDING, A. B.
Joseph H. Goulding, son of James Marshall and Amanda (Sanford) Goulding, was born in Potsdam, N. Y., June 8, 1842. He prepared for college in the schools of his city and entered the University in 1862, and remained until August, 1863, when he left to enter the service; was a member of the Θ Χ Fraternity; received the degree of A. B. at the commencement of 1893 as for 1865.
He went to Washington, D. C, and passed an examination for a commission in the United States Colored Troops; was commissioned 2d lieutenant, 6th United States Colored Infantry, September 12,1863; served as ambulance officer and acting assistant quartermaster in the 10th, 18th, and 25th Army Corps, in the Armies of the Potomac, James, and Ohio; took part in the battles at Petersburg, June 15, 1864, "The Mine," Petersburg, July 30, 1864; New Market Heights, Va., September 29, 1864; "Fair Oaks 3d" October 27, 1864; both expeditions against Fort Fisher, N. C, winter 1864-65; Sherman's march on Raleigh. He was promoted first lieutenant, May 6, 1865, and was mustered out of service, September 20, 1865.
He was clerk of the Rutland R. R., Rutland, Vt., 1865-70; secretary of same road, 1870-78; secretary and treasurer, Dorset Marble Co., 1878-88. He removed to Wilmington, Vt., in 1895, where he has since resided; has served as treasurer, Wilmington Savings Bank, 1895 to date. He is a republican in politics; was assistant postmaster of Rutland, 1889-92; was colonel and chief on the staff of Governor John L. Barstow, 1882-83; secretary of civil and military affairs, state of Vermont, 1892-93.
He joined Roberts Post, G. A. R.,Rutland, Vt., in 1869; was post adjutant, 1869-71; assistant adjutant-general, Department of Vermont, G. A. R., 187273; national council of administration, 1873-74; elected commander of Department of Vermont, G. A. R., 1880— 81; appointed adjutant-general, G. A. R., by Commander-in-Chief Veasey and served in 1890-91. He organized, as adjutant-general, the first soldiers' reunion in Vermont, held at Rutland in 1873, and attended by thousands, all coming as organizations, officered and enlisted for three days' service; was adjutant general of the Bennington centennial in 1876, one of the largest gatherings ever held in the State; compiled the Official Military Records of Rutland in 1889.
He is a member of the Loyal Legion of Vermont, serving as Junior Vice-Commander, 1899-1900; Senior Vice Commander, 1900-01; and Commander 1909 to date; 32° Mason and member of Mt. Sinai Temple Mystic Shrine of Montpelier; trustee of the Vermont Soldiers' Home, Bennington, Vt., 1909 to date. He was married August 18, 1863, to Fannie Ellen, daughter of the Rev. Aaron G. Pease of Norwich, Vt. Four children were born to them; Matilda, born August 2, 1867, resides in Wilmington, Vt.; Anne Page, born April 27, 1871, married William M. Ross, resides in Rutland, Vt.; James Marshall, born November 16, 1874, resides in Riverside, Cal.; Philip Sanford, born September 6,1876, resides in Urbana, Ill.
William Arba Ellis, Norwich University 1819-1911, Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, (Capital City Press, Montpelier, 1911), ii:721-722.