Henry Goodel


BirthJan. 22, 1836
DeathNov. 11, 1933
CemeteryForest Lawn (Omaha)
Unit105th Illinois Infantry, Company D

Private Henry Goodel

Company D, 105th Illinois Infantry

Goodel (also spelled Goodell) was born in England on January 22, 1836. He was residing in Dupage (Will County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 12, 1862. Goodel was mustered on September 2, 1862. He served about 2 years and 9 months before being discharged on June 7, 1865 at Washington, DC.

The 105th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Dixon, Illinois on September 2, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 2-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-Aprl 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Goodel died on November 11, 1933 at the age of 97 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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