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Sylvanus William Godon
Birth: Jun. 18, 1809
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 17, 1879
Blois
Departement du Loir-et-Cher
Centre, France

Civil War Union Naval Officer. He entered the United States Naval service as a ten year old midshipman in 1819, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant in 1836, serving under Commodore Isaac Hull in the Mediterranean Squadron from 1839 to 1841. During the Mexican War, he was with the Naval forces which successfully landed Winfield Scott's Army at Vera Cruz. In 1861, just before the Civil War, he was promoted to Captain. During Samuel DuPont's successful Naval assault on Port Royal, South Carolina, he commanded the Union warship USS Mohican. Promoted to Commodore in 1863, he commanded the Fourth Naval Division that participated in the naval siege and capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina (which was the last Confederate stronghold on the East Coast) in January 1865. He was promoted to Rear-Admiral, US Navy on July 25, 1866. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Kirkbride Nevins Godon (____ - 1877)*
 
 Children:
  Frederick William Godon (1843 - 1876)*
  Cecelia V. Godon (1850 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 14
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 21803
Sylvanus William Godon
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Sylvanus William Godon
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Sylvanus William Godon
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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Remembering you. God Bless.
- R. Owens
 Added: Jun. 18, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you. Thank you for your service to this great country of ours.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Jun. 18, 2016
Thank you, sir for your Naval Service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 17, 2016
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