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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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