Mark Goodham

DeathMarch 30, 1887
CemeteryChambers (Chambers)
PostHolbrook (Holbrook)
Unit95th Illinois Infantry, Company D

Private Mark Goodham

Company D, 95th Illinois Infantry

Veteran Reserve Corps

Goodham was born in Lincolnshire, England. An exact date of birth was not available for this soldier. Illinois enlistment records indicate that he was 22 years old when he enlisted in 1862. His date of birth was probably 1840. This veteran’s last name was spelled Goodhan, Goodhand, and Goodman in several Civil War sources.

He was living in Richmond (McHenry County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 15, 1862. Goodham enlisted for 3 years and his occupation was listed as a farmer. He was mustered in on September 4, 1862 and served about 13 months with the unit. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on September 28, 1863. The VRC was established for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or were suffering from a disease. The soldiers were assigned to “light duty” and replaced able-bodied members which were sent to front-line duty. Goodham served an undetermined term with the VRC.

Goodham died on March 30, 1887 and is buried in the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers (Holt County), Nebraska. The Goodham Post (#347) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Chambers was named for him.

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