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William Ernest Goodman
Born (1838-12-10)December 10, 1838
Died April 22, 1912(1912-04-22) (aged 73)
Place of birth Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Buried at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Pennsylvania Company D, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chancellorsville
American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg 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.[1] 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.[1] He was honored with the award on January 11, 1894.[2]

Goodman was born in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, and entered service in Philadelphia, where he was later buried.[1]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

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.[1]

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