A Time Line for Charles (Charley) Goddard

Timeline created by dance12345
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    Civil War Time Period

  • Charley Enlists at Fort Snelling

    Since Charley was only fifteen, he had to travel to Fort Snelling to enlist in the army. If he had stayed in Winona to enlist, he would be recognized and sent home.
  • Charley and his Regiment Travel to St. Paul

    They travel to St. Paul by steamboat. Now, their journey to war is beginning.
  • Parade Is Held for Soldiers Going Off to War

    Before the soldiers got on the steamboat to go to St. Paul, a parade was held in their honor. Charley thought it was a "grand way to start the war."
  • Slave Thanks Charley for Fighting

    A slave approaches Charley and is crying. She gives him a sweetcake and he doesn't understand why she is crying. He also doesn't know why he is being thanked.
  • Manassas

    This was the First Battle of Manasas, also known as Bull Run. On the second day, Union soldiers approached Rebel camp only to discover they had left. Charlie also discovered he had wet himself from fear of fighting again.
  • Battle of Ball's Bluff

    This was the second battle that Charley was in. They did not tell you the name of the Battle in the book. This battle caused Charley to become seperated from the others because Nelson got a belly wound and Charley was assisting him, only to find out that Nelson would commit suicide.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks

    A calvary charge took place in this battle. The book described the way that many horses were mutilated and their men killed.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This battle took place on more than one day. Charley only fought one day because he was shot. He did not die, though.
  • Charley Goes Back to Minnesota

    Charley gets sent back to Minnesota because of his wounds. He does not die but he has to walk with a cane and suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Charley dies on December ninth, 1868 at the age of 22.
  • The Civil War Ends

    On this day, the Cilvil War was technically over. Grant accepted Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.