Alexander Clinton, Corporal, Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery US
- Alexander M. Clinton is born to Irish immigrants John and Jane Clinton.
- 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.
- July 13: The United States Federal Census taken in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio shows 20 year old Alexander living with his parents and siblings.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- June 8: Discharged from the United States Army.
- 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.
- July 1: Alexander Clinton died at the soldiers’ hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery.