Edward Allison Godwin
Brigadier General, United States Army
With expedition to the Camarines (Philippines)
February-March 1900. With expedition to occupy North coast of Mindanao
March-April 1900. Commander, 1st District, Department of Mindanao 1900-01.
On Special duty in Washington D.C. 1901-02. Served with 10th Cavalry Regiment
1902-03. Duty with Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1902-04. Served with 9th
Cavalry Regiment 1904-05. Commanding Officer, 14th Cavalry Regiment and
Post of Fort Walla Walla, Washington 1905-08. On leave of absence May-November
On the 17th of October, 1865, he was appointed a cadet at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point from the second Congressional District of W. Va., by Honorable George R. Latham, then member of Congress from that district, and graduated on the 15th of June 1870, being promoted to Second Lieutenant and assigned to the Eighth U. S. Cavalry.
He joined his regiment in New Mexico and served
with it there until 1875, when he was ordered to Texas, in which State
he has served ever since, having been promoted to First Lieutenant in 1876.
At the time of his enlistment he lacked three months of being fifteen years
old, and was twenty years and one month old at the time of his graduation
from the military academy. His standing in class was creditable, being
31 in a class of 58.
General Godwin died on 13 July 1923 and was buried with full military honors in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Elizabeth Clark Godwin (28 March 1851-11 march 1924) is buried with him.
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Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004