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James M. Goodwin (December 2, 1846 - April 3, 1912) served as a private in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

James Goodwin was born December 2, 1846 in Carter County, Tennessee to Alfred and Malinda (McQueen) Goodwin. He married Nancy Caroline Lunceford (1845-1927) with whom he had eight children.[1]

Civil War service

Goodwin enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was transferred to Company G on April 9, 1864 by order of Colonel Miller.

He is described as 18 years old, 6' tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Goodwin is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Goodwin mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, owed $9.53 to the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Goodwin applied for an invalid's pension on November 7, 1870. He died April 3, 1912 in Carter County and is buried at Goodwin Cemetery #3 in Elk Mills, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on May 16, 1912 and his son Ephraim applied for a "H.C." pension on May 19, 1930.


  1. 1900 U.S. Census, Fourth District, Carter County, Tennessee.

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