WINNERS OF THE WEST
Vol IX     No 5
ST. JOSEPH MISSOURI
APRIL  30, 1932
 
 
 

OLD INDIAN FIGHTER BURIED IN ARLINGTON
Full Military Honors Paid Gen. E.S. Godfrey,    Survivor of Custer Massacre.

Brig. Gen Edward Settle Godfrey 88 retired Indian fighter of the Army who died Friday at his home in Cookstown, N.J. was buried this afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Gen Godfrey was a survivor of the historic massacre of Gen. Custer and his men.

Services were held at Fort Myer Chapel at 2 o'clock. The following were honorary pallbearers:

Maj. Gen. Edward F. McGlachin, jr.; Maj. Gen William J. Snow, Maj. Gen Charles D. Rhodes, Maj. Gen. George H. Cameron, Brig. Gen Thomas H. Slaven and Col. Henry H. Sheen, all retired; Col. C. T. Rizer, Lieut, Col. Robert M. Danford, Capt. Robert G. carter, retired and Graham H. Powell.

Gen. Godfrey was awarded the medal of honor for bravery in leading his command in action against hostile Nez Perces at Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., September 30, 1877. At the burial of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Gen Godfrey led two platoons of medal of honor men who took part in those ceremonies.

He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as a private in the 21st Ohio Infantry, and was commissioned as second lieutenant after his graduation from the Military Academy in 1867.

Gen. Godfrey is survived by widow, Mrs. Ida E. Godfrey of Cookstown; a daughter, Miss Mary Godfrey of the city, and son, Dr. E.S. Godfrey jr. Albany, N.Y.