Honeoye Falls in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles A. Goheen
Erected 2022 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation & Abraham Lincoln Camp 6, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. (Marker Number 862.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 42° 57.654′ N, 77° 35.382′ W. Marker is in Honeoye Falls, New York, in Monroe County. Memorial is on North Main Street (New York State Route 65) ¼ mile south of Pride Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls NY 14472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honeoye Falls Cemetery / Community History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mendon Town Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Totiakton (approx. 1½ miles away); 1668-1709 (approx. 1½ miles away); Ruland Homestead Hickory Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hallock House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honeoye Falls.
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated at 1pm on June 18, 2022.
Edward Patrick O'Brien, Commander of Abraham Lincoln Camp #6, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, offered these remarks at the dedication.
"Charles Arthur Goheen was born in Groveland, NY. At 19 years old he enlisted in Company G of the 8th New York State Volunteer Cavalry, as a Corporal for a term of 3 years. On August 25, 1861 he rose through the ranks to First Sergeant, later to 2nd Lieutenant and finally to 1st Lieutenant when he mustered out on June 27, 1865. He received the Medal of Honor for Capturing Confederate Lt. General Early’s Flag at the Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia. Capturing the flag was important at that time because the placement of regimental flags served as visual communication during Civil War battles. Vocal commands and bugle calls could not be heard on the noisy battlefields, so soldiers were trained to follow the flag.
"The Battle of Waynesboro was fought on March 2, 1865, at Waynesboro in Augusta County, Virginia. It was the final battle for Confederate Lt. General Early, whose force was destroyed. At that time the 8th New York State Cavalry was under the command of General Sherman’s Army. And Brigadier General George A. Custer, commanding Third Cavalry Division, was the effective commander of Union forces on the field.
"Charles Goheen married Alida Whitbeck in 1869 and moved to Lima where he worked on the Lima Recorder which was edited by his brother-in-law. Goheen decided to start his own paper and moved to Honeoye Falls where he edited the Honeoye Falls Gazette, until his death in May of 1889 from a wasting disease he contracted while serving in the Cavalry.
"Today it is an Honor to remember him, for his service to our Country in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865."
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Early's Last Battle
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