Alexander Clinton, Corporal, Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery US

1840 

  • Alexander M. Clinton is born to Irish immigrants John and Jane Clinton.

1850 

  • August 6:  The United States Federal Census taken in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio shows 10 year old Alex living with his parents and siblings. His father is a miller.

1860 

  • July 13: The United States Federal Census taken in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio shows 20 year old Alexander living with his parents and siblings.

1861 

  • April 16:  Enlisted in the United States Army. He was mustered into Co. E 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the Cleveland Grays.
  • September 20: Mustered into Co. A 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
  • November 11: Mustered out of the 7th OVI with a surgeons’ certificate of disability.

1863 

  • June:  Registered for the U. S. Civil War Draft. He is single, a painter and living in Cuyahoga County. The register lists his former service and the fact that he was wounded and discharged.
  • December 28:  Alex enlisted in the United States Army again. He musters into Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, which is the same regiment his brothers John and James are in.

1864

  • March 11:  Alex’s brother John who is also in Battery G is transferred to Battery M of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
  • November 30:  Alex is wounded at the Battle of Franklin.

1865 

  • June 8: Discharged from the United States Army.

1880 

  • June 15: The United States Federal Census taken at the National Military Home in Montgomery County, Ohio shows a single 40 year old Alexander Clinton as a resident. He is listed as being a painter. He is in a disabled soldiers house.

1885 

  • July 1:  Alexander Clinton died at the soldiers’ hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery.