26 May 2015

On This Day: Civil War soldier reported dead

The death of Civil War soldier Simon Goss was reported On This Day in 1881. Goss had served with as a Private in Company F, in the Ninth PA Calvary. He had been wounded at Dandridge, East Tennessee. He died 25 May at his home at Locust Valley, located between Strasburg and Lampeter. 

Goss, 42, left a wife, Fannie, and six children. He was buried at the Mennonite burying ground in Strasburg. 

Find a Grave however lists his service information as having enlisted in Company K, 10th Infantry. 

Find A Grave. Simon B Goss 

Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.  

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 26 May 1881. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.