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Charles Goodman discharge papers

 Collection — Folder: S2570
Identifier: S2570

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the original item, a military discharge signed July 28, 1864 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Also written over the print, in red ink, is the paid-in-full certification from a paymaster in Indianapolis, dated August 3rd, 1864. The document also bears a stamp in blue ink for bounty paid, dated May 8, 1867, by US paymaster E.L. Moore. In faded blue typescript is information about Goodman's burial in Indianapolis in 1918. On the reverse is stamped and signed the approval of a widow's death claim on December 17, 1918.


  • 1864/07/28

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Charles Goodman, born in Germany about 1840, volunteered for military service service in Indiana and was enrolled on July 10, 1861, for a 3-year term during the Civil War, receiving one or more bounties for volunteering. He served as a corporal in Company A, 23rd Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. The 23rd Regiment was mustered into service at New Albany, Indiana, in July 1861 under Colonel William L. Sanderson. Goodman was discharged on July 28, 1864. On August 15, 1866 he married Sarah Circle. In 1910 Charles and Sarah lived in Wabash, Indiana. Charles Goodman died November 25, 1918 was buried in Crown Hill National Cemetery, Indianapolis, section 9, site 1451, on November 27, 1918.


U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line] via

Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

1910 U.S. Federal Census, via

Indiana Marriage Index 1800-1941, via

Guide to Indiana Civil War Manuscripts (Indianapolis : Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965)


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation the Indian State Museum. Mrs. Goodman made the original gift to Indiana State Museum on 1924/06/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing date unknown. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/04 by Ruth Bogan.
Charles Goodman discharge papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.