Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
October 09, 1843 at Kalida, OH
Entered Service in the US
Army from Ottawa, OH
01, 1932 at the age of 88
The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism on
September 30, 1877 at Bear Paw Mountain, MT
summer and early fall of 1877 the U.S. Cavalry was in pursuit of
Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indian tribe as they attempted to
cross through Montana and reach Canada. After numerous battles,
including the battle of the Little Big Hole in early August, the
Cavalry found it difficult to follow and locate Chief Joseph and
his traveling tribe. After a forced march of several days, the
Indian camp was located near Bear Paw Mountain, where the final
battle that lead to the surrender of the Nez Perce nation occurred
on September 30. Captain Edward Godfrey was seriously wounded in
the battle, but continued to lead his command throughout the
engagement, earning the Medal of Honor. He was one of nine men
awarded the Medal of Honor in the Bear Paw Mountain battle.