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Flowers left for Archibald Godwin
HONORING BRIG. GEN. ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL GODWIN. A VIRGINIA WHO WAS IN SALISBURY, ROWAN COUNTY, NC WHEN THE 57TH REGIMENT WAS ORGANIZED. HE WAS A COLONEL AT THE TIME OF THE 57TH ORGANIZATION. PRIOR TO THIS TIME HE WAS A MAJOR HAVING SERVED FOR A SHORT TIME AS ASSISTANT PROVOST MARSHAL OF RICHMOND AND WAS SENT TO SALISBURY, NC AS COMMANDANT OF THE PRISON FOR UNION SOLDIERS. COL. GODWIN WAS IN EVERY SENSE A MAGNIFICENT GENTLEMAN, OF COMMANDING PRESENCE, BEING ABOUT SIX FEET TALL, A MAN OF INTELLIGENCE, POSSESSING A HIGH ORDER OF COURAGE AND VERY GREAT SELF-RELIANCE, ALL OF WHICH COMBINED TO MAKE HIM THE IDEAL TYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. HE COMMANDED THE 57TH UNTIL AUGUST 5, 1864, WHEN HE WAS MADE BRIG. GEN., ASCENDING TO THE COMMAND OF HOKE'S BRIGADE. GEN. GODWIN WAS KILLED IN BATTLE NEAR WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1864. CAPT. JONAS COOK SCV CAMP #888, MT. PLEASANT, NC.
- Tom Fagart
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014

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