Gooden, Henry

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Henry Gooden was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and went on to become a private in Company D of the 127th United States Colored Troops. The 127th USCT was organized at Camp William Penn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a primary training camp for black troops in late-summer 1864. The 127th participated in numerous battles before the regiment mustered out on October 20, 1865. Gooden’s regiment fought at the battle of Chaffin’s Farm on September 29 and 30, 1864. The 127th was also present at Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Gooden is one of the only members of the United States Colored Troop Regiments who was buried in the Gettysburg National Cemetery after his death on August 15, 1876. (By Brenna McKelvey)

Life Summary

Full name
  Henry Gooden
Place of Birth
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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