FULL STANDING VIEW OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICER WOUNDED WITH THE US REGULARS AT GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 450-190

CDV is of John M. Goodhue wearing a dark frockcoat with lieutenant’s shoulder straps and matching dark trousers. He has a dark cape thrown over his shoulder and holds his forge cap with infantry insignia on the crown in his hand.

Image has good clarity and contrast but the paper is toned and has four small ink spots near Goodhue’s legs.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for CLAFLIN…WORCESTER. Reverse also has the name “ALLEN” written twice with four tick marks in period ink. ID is in modern pencil at top of reverse and is confirmed by an online image.

John M. Goodhue was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts on September 13, 1814. At the time of his enlistment he was 44 years old and was well-known in the Worcester area for his service in the local militia. He was commissioned a 1st lieutenant and adjutant of the 3rd Massachusetts Rifles on May 19, 1861and was discharged the following month to accept a commission as captain in the 11th US Infantry. He served with that regiment through the war and was promoted to major by brevet on March 13, 1865 “for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Gettysburg” where Goodhue was wounded and lost a finger on July 2, 1863.

After the war Goodhue was promoted to major in the 23rd US Infantry in November of 1868 and continued in service with the Regular Army until his discharge due to downsizing on January 1, 1871.

Goodhue never married and died alone in Worcester on July 26, 1895 and is buried there in Worcester Cemetery.

The 11th US Infantry served through the war with the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac and was engaged at Gaines’ Mill, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and Weldon Railroad.   [ad] [ph:L]

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