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GOODFELLOW, Edward, editor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 February, 1828. He was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1848, and entered the government service as aid and sub-assistant in the United States coast survey. In 1860 he became assistant in the United States coast and geodetic survey, and was executive assistant from 1861 till 1862, and again from 1875 till 1882. He then became editor of the publications of the survey, and in that capacity has edited the annual reports for the years from 1882 till 1886.--His brother, Henry, soldier, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 August, 1833 ; died in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 29 December 1885, accompanied the Arctic expedition of Dr. Elisha K. Kane from May, 1853, until October, 1855, and received the medals presented by the British government to those who served on expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin. Subsequently he studied law, and was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1859, and to practise before the United States circuit court in 1861. He entered the National army as captain in the 61st Pennsylvania volunteers, and served continuously with the Army of the Potomac until the battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, receiving the brevets of lieutenant colonel and colonel for gallant conduct in the battles of Gettysburg and the Wilderness. In February, 1867, he became major and judge-advocate in the United States army, and at the time of his death was judge-advocate of the Department of the Missouri.
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