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Edward Settle Godfrey, American army officer. awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for “most distinguished gallantry” at Bear Paw Mts. member of the board of officers that devised drill regulations for infantry, cavalry and artillery for the Army; Mason (32°,Kiloton).

Background

Godfrey, Edward Settle was born on October 9, 1843 in Kalida, Ohio, United States. Son of Doctor Charles Moore and Mary (Chambers) Godfrey.

Education

Educated public school in Ohio, and Vermilion Institute. Private Company D, 21st Ohio Infantry, April 12, 1861. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1867.

Career

Second Lieutenant 7th Cavalry, June 17, 1867. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, January 17, 1907. Bvtd. major, February 27, 1890, and awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for “most distinguished gallantry” at Bear Paw Mts. against Chief Joseph and Nez Perce Indians, September 30, 1877.

In all the campaigns and Indian fights of his regiment, under General Custer, until Custer’s death. Originated “Cossack” and “Rough Riding” for Army. Member of the board of officers that devised drill regulations for infantry, cavalry and artillery for the Army.

Served in Cuba and P.I. Retired by operation of law, October 9, 1907. Former senior vice commander-in-chief Military Order Loyal Legion United States (member Council-in-Chief).

Membership

Member of the board of officers that devised drill regulations for infantry, cavalry and artillery for the Army. Mason (32°,Kiloton).

Connections

Married Mary Pocock, June 15, 1869.; married second, Ida D. Emley, October 6, 1892. Children: Guy C. M., Edward S., Mary, David Ewing.

father:
Doctor Charles Moore Godfrey

mother:
Mary (Chambers) Godfrey

spouses:
Ida D. Emley

Mary Pocock

children:
Edward S. Godfrey

Mary Godfrey

Guy C. M. Godfrey

David Ewing Godfrey