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Edwin Goodrich
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Born (1843-03-22)March 22, 1843
New York City
Died November 26, 1910(1910-11-26) (aged 67)
Chicago, Illinois
Place of burial
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Captain
Unit New York Company D, 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Cedar Creek
Awards Medal of Honor
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Medal of Honor winner Edwin Goodrich

Edwin Goodrich (March 22, 1843 – November 26, 1910) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War.

He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Battle of Cedar Creek fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan's Valley Campaigns of 1864 and was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

Goodrich enlisted in the Army from Westfield, New York in November 1861. He was commissioned as an officer in February 1864, and mustered out with his regiment in July 1865.

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