Charles T. Goodell

Charles T. Goodell was born 1837 in Cayuga, New York, the son of Charles (1805-1881) and Betsey (Wheeler, b. 1807).

Vermonter Charles married Conquest, New York native Betsey in Conquest, New York in 1830 (he was reportedly living in Conquest in 1830) and by 1832 had settled in New York. Charles (elder) was living in Sterling, Cayuga County in 1840. By 1850 Charles was attending school with his siblings and living with his family on a farmer in Conquest, Cayuga County. In any case Charles left New York before the war broke out and moved westward, eventually settling in central Michigan. (His older brother Edward or Edwin was probably living in Tuscola County in 1860.)

He stood 6’1” with gray eyes, black hair and a black complexion, and was a 24-year-old farmer probably living in Tuscola County when he enlisted in Company G on May 13, 1861. He reenlisted on December 24, 1863, at Brandy Station, Virginia, crediting Dayton, Tuscola County, was presumably absent on veteran’s furlough in January of 1864 and probably returned to the Regiment on or about the first of February.

Charles was killed in action on May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Virginia, although he is reportedly buried at Seven Pines National Cemetery, near Richmond.

No pension seems to be available.

His father was living in Dayton, Tuscola County in 1880 and reportedly in Tuscola County the following year.