[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home
This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.
[decorative delimiter]
USMA
Home

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p169
2375

(Born D. C.)

Vinton A. Goddard

(Ap'd at Large)

6

Born February, 1850.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., Oct. 24 to Nov. 14, 1871, — as Acting Signal Officer, Department of the Missouri, to Mar. 27, 1872, — conducting recruits, etc., to June, 1872, — Camp Supply, I. T., to Oct., 1872, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., Oct., 1872; and on leave of absence, to Jan. 17, 1873.

Resigned, Jan. 17, 1873.

Military History. — Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., Nov. 19, 1873, to Mar. 1, 1874 (sick leave of absence, to June 10, 1874),

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 27, 1873)

Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Aug., 1874, — and Sitka, Alas., to Aug. 2, 1876; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Spanish, Aug. 30, 1876, to Mar. 2, 1877, — and Asst. Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Sep. 30, 1876, to Mar. 2, 1877;º and on sick leave of absence, to Mar. 2, 1877.

Died, Mar. 2, 1877, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 27.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1877, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery, Poplar Springs, MD.


Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Goddard's full name is from his tombstone, q.v. His birthdate is from his AOG obituary.


[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 4 Jun 14