MCGOLDRICK, RICHARD HENRY (1835 ~ 1913). Richard Henry McGoldrick, Confederate veteran, was born in 1835 or 1836, in Georgia to Dr. Richard Henry and Martha L. Munson McGoldrick. According to Census Records, McGoldrick was living in Bossier Parrish, Louisiana prior to the Civil War.
At age 23, on July 7, 1861, McGoldrick, who was working as a blacksmith, enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was mustered into Company B of the 9th Louisiana Infantry, where he was the regiment blacksmith.
The 9th Louisiana took part in numerous battles during the Civil War, including Cold Harbor, 2nd Manassas, 1st and 2nd Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. On September 22, 1864, McGoldrick was captured at the Battle of Fisher's Hill in Virginia. Later, on February 10, 1865, he was part of a prisoner exchange. That next month, McGoldrick is found on the rolls of Way Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. No information of his infirmity is listed.
In 1866, McGoldrick moved to Texas, where he settled in Wood County, and then moved to San Antonio, where he was still working as a blacksmith.
In 1906, he applied for, and was later granted, a Confederate Pension.
On March 12, 1911, McGoldrick, who was an Episcopalian, moved to Austin to live in the Confederate Men's Home. His wife, whose name is not known, did not move with him. He did have a son, B. B., who was living in San Antonio at the time. After living in the Home for two years, McGoldrick passed away on June 3, 1913, and was later buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from genealogy provided by Carolyn E. Lambert, Compiled Military Service Record, Confederate Pension Application # 13159, Confederate Home Roster, and Death Certificate # 14172.