William E. Goodman
William Ernest Goodman
|Born||December 10, 1838|
|Died||April 22, 1912 (aged 73)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
|Unit||Company D, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Chancellorsville|
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
William Ernest Goodman (December 10, 1838 – March 22, 1912) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Goodman received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Goodman's medal was won when he rescued the colors of the 107th Ohio Infantry from Confederate States Army forces during the Battle of Chancellorsville, in Virginia on March 3, 1863. He was honored with the award on January 11, 1894.
Medal of Honor citation
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) William Ernest Goodman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 3 May 1863, while serving with Company D, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry, in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia. First Lieutenant Goodman rescued the colors of the 107th Ohio Volunteers from the enemy.