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Re: 20th Regiment U. S. Infantry, War of 1812
Posted by: Michele Bender (ID *****0811) Date: August 29, 2011 at 11:35:30
In Reply to: Re: 20th Regiment U. S. Infantry, War of 1812 by Eric E. Johnson of 6349

Dear Eric, I have an ancestor that other than finding on the Ancestry index cannot find in any other records for serving in the War of 1812. Any suggestions as to where I may find him? I have tried the Digital Library of VA with no luck amongst other sources.

Here is his enlistment information from Ancestry:

U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 about Etheldrid Godwin
Name: Etheldrid Godwin
Alias: ethelrid
Birthyear: abt 1792
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Enlistment Date: 15 Jun 1813
Enlistment Age: 21

1798 MAY 17 – 1815
Source Information: U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Number: 642
Name: Godwin, Etheldrid (Ethelrid)
Rank: Private
Regiment: 20th US Infantry
Company Commander: Capt. Jett
Height: 5’7”
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark
Complexion: Swarthy
Age: 21
Occupation: Farmer
Where Born: Hartford Co., NC (Hertford Co., NC)
Enlistment Date: June 15, 1813
Enlistment Where: VA
By Whom: Lt. Howson
Period: 5 years
Remarks: Co. Book 1812 and 14, Present Feby 2 and Mar 9 and 22/14-Capt Sangster’s Co. Book 1813 and 15, (12” U.S. Infy) Present, J’d June 1/14-D.R. Capt. Jos. Charlton’s Co. Feby 16, J.K. Feby 28, and Apl 30, D.R. Capt. Dan’l Baker’s Co. “K” 8-U.S. Infy Oct 1, J.R. Oct. 31, Dec. 31/15, Feby 29 and Apl 30/16,Present-J.R. Sam R. June 30/16, On com’d at Belle Fontaine- J.R. Capt. David Biddle’s Co. Aug. 31, and J.R. Capt. Lewis Bissell’s Co. Dec 31/16, Feby 28, Apl 30, June 30, Aug 31, and Oct 31/17, Present-12”Infy made 8” Infy after May 17/15

Thank you for your help.

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