He was born in 1833/34 (4 (27 in 1861), 7 [30 in 1860]). He was born in Abershrice [or Abershrill??] France (4, 7 [Baden]). He was born to Joseph and Apoline Godfrey (11).
In 1860, he was living in the 19th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was a laborer, and owned $300 in personal property (7). He was living with his (presumed) wife Ann and (presumed) daughter Catharine (7).
When he enlisted, he was a cab[inet] maker (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, gray eyes, and light hair (4).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (4). He was a private in company A (1, 12).
On 20 March 1863, his widow, Anna Godfrey, applied successfully for a pension (5, 6).
In 1870, his widow [?] Anna Godfrey was living in the 18th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). She was keeping house, and owned $500 in personal property (8). She was living with her presumed children Kate and Joseph, and two other people (probable boarders or lodgers) (8).
On 13 [illegible] 1873, his minor dependent, Mary A Habey [?], applied successfully for a pension (5, 6).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Amos Godfrey)
2 Thomas Walter, 'Personal recollections and experiences of an obscure soldier', Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail volume 3, number 38, page 2.
3 company A register of deaths (Amos Godfrey)
4 company A descriptive roll, entry 24 (Amos Godfrey)
5 pension index, by regiment (Amos Godfrey)
6 pension index, by name (Amos Godfrey)
7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19th ward, microfilm series M653, film 1169, page 28 = 28 handwritten (Amos Godfrey)
8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 18th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1403, page 428 = 205 handwritten (Anna Godfrey)
9 e-mail, Sue Chiaverini, 16 January 2007
11 death notice, Public Ledger 13 January 1863 page 2 (Amos Godfrey)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Amos Godfrey)
|Name||Amos Godfrey||Ann "||Catharine "|
|Value of real estate owned|
|Value of personal estate||300|
|Place of birth||Baden||Phila||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Godfrey Anna||- Kate||- Joseph||Wright Christian||Hugart Margret|
|Occupation||Keeping house||Huckster||L Shoemaker||Huckster|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||500||600||600|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|| ||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
GODFREY--Killed, at the battle of Fredericksburg, on the 13th day of December 1863, AMOS GODFREY, Co. A, 91st Regiment P.V., the son of Apoline and the late Joseph Godfrey, in the 28th year of his age.No wife stood beside him to soothe the death fear.
He was a beloved husband and a kind father, a dutiful son and affectionate brother, and was beloved by all who knew hiim.
If his remains should be recovered, due notice will be given of the funeral.[available at Footnote (viewed January 2009)]