Friday, December 16, 2011

Archibald C. Godwin.

Archibald C. Godwin

Archibald C. Godwin, Born in Nonfolk county Virginia.  Appointed from North Carolina, August 9, 1864, to rank from August 5, 1864.  Killed in action at Wenchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864.

He was a Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was miner in California and returned to his home state of Virgina when the Civil War broke out in 1861. He initially served as Provost Marshal of Richmond, when he was transferred to the front as Colonel in command of the 57th North Carolina Infantry in 1862. He led the 57th North Carolina in battles at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and was captured at Rappahannock Bridge in November 1863. After being prsioner exchanged, he was promoted Brigadier General in August 1864 and was killed in action at the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia. 

Burial: Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON.
DUNN'S HILL, September 20, 1864.

General Early reports that on the morning of the 19th the enemy advanced on Winchester near which place he met his attack, which was resisted from early in the day till near night, when he was compelled to retire. After night he fell back to Newtown and this morning to Fisher's Hill. Our loss is reported severe. Major-General Rodes and Brigadier-General Godwin were killed nobly doing their duty. Three pieces of artillery of King's battalion were lost. The trains and supplies were brought off safely.

R. E. LEE.

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