Sgt Isaac West Goforth

Sgt Isaac West Goforth

Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Sep 1862 (aged 27–28)
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Cleveland County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 20807283 View Source
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- Birth: 1834 - Death: 1862 -

SGT Isaac West Goforth

Sgt. Isaac West Goforth, son of Beatty, or Beattie? Goforth and Violet Goforth, was born 1834, in Cleveland County, North Carolina. Both parents were also, born in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

* Family

- Sgt. Isaac West Goforth's Family, as of 1850c, Cleveland, County, N.C

Name: Isaac W Goforth

Age: 16

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834

Birth Place: North Carolina

Gender: Male

Home in 1850(City,County,State): Cleveland, North Carolina

Household Members: Name Age

Beattie Goforth 45 *

Elizabeth Goforth 10

Isaac W Goforth 16 *

Margaret E Goforth 2

Mary A Goforth 19

Sarah D Goforth 7

Violet Goforth 41 *

* Marriage

- Isaac West Goforth was possibly married to Margaret McGill.

A son of Isaac West Goforth and Margaret McGill Goforth, was Thomas Beatty Goforth.

Information was taken from D.C. of the above son of Isaac West Goforth and Margaret McGill Goforth.

Please see the photo provided (D.C.) on this Memorial Page of Sgt Isaac West Goforth.

According to the information provided above, a son of Isaac West Goforth and his spouse, Margaret McGill Goforth, was Thomas Beatty Goforth. Also, Thomas Beatty Goforth would have received his Father's given name, as his middle name.

* Sgt. Isaac West Goforth * The Civil War *

- Enlisted: March 18, 1862 - Cleveland Co., N.C.

- Killed: September 17, 1862 -

Name: Isaac W Goforth

Residence: Cleveland County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

Age at enlistment: 27

Enlistment Date: 18 Mar 1862

Rank at enlistment: Sergeant

Enlistment Place: Cleveland County, NC

State Served: North Carolina

Survived the War?: No

Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, North Carolina 49th

Infantry Regiment on 17 Apr 1862.

Mustered out on 17 Sep 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD.

Birth Date: abt 1835


- "Battle of Antietam"
* Sharpsburg, MD.
- September 16th-17th, 1862

-The road was filled with Confederate dead and is referred to in all discriptions of the battle, as the "Bloody Lane."-
(American Civil War Battle Summaries)

* Service Information - Below:
- By: Jeff Harmon -

- 3rd Sergeant in Co G of the 49th NC Inf, commanded by Lt. Col. Lee McAfee, Ransom's Brigade, Walker's Division, Longstreet's Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia. The 49th was given the task of attacking Sedgewick's flank on the second day of Antietam (Sharpsburg). They were successful but were checked by cannon fire from Cothran's battery. Sgt. Goforth was killed in action. -
- Above Service Info. Provided -
- by: Jeff Harmon -

* Burial Information Provided For Use:

- Name: Isaac West Goforth

Birth: 1834 - Death: 1862


Cemetery: Goforth Cemetery

Cemetery Address: Afton Dr, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

* Appreciation

- My appreciation to Jeff Harmon, for visiting the gravesite of SGT. Isaac West Goforth, for providing a great photo of his marker stone, and for also obtaining, the service information of Sgt. I. W. Goforth, as above, for the Memorial Page, in honor of Sgt. Isaac West Goforth. Thank you, Jeff Harmon.

* Thank you to Richard Jordan, for providing a photo, shown on this page, taken at "The Goforth Cemetery", Kings Mtn., Cleveland County, N.C. This Goforth Cemetery was perhaps given it's name, as in memory of, "Pvt Preston Goforth" that is also buried in the cemetery. Richard Jordan

* I have taken notice to the difference of in regard to the rank of SGT ISAAC WEST GOFORTH as the following: According to the stone marker placed (photo this page) his rank was Pvt., but the service information states, his rank as being SGT. or 3rd Sgt. I don't understand why the difference.


- Pvt. Preston Goforth -

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