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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

Vinton A. Goddard

(Ap'd at Large)


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.

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