William Bogan, Private, Co A, 175th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, US

1820 

  • William Bogan is born to parents Benjamin and Mary Bogan in Virginia.

1842

  • April 14:  William Bogan marries Sarah  Garrison in Clinton County, Ohio.

1850 

  • September 27: The United States Federal Census taken in Washington Township, Clinton County, Ohio shows William, a farmer, and Sarah living with their children Moses, age 7, Henry W., 5, Benjamin M., 3 and John W., 1.

1860 

  • July 14: The United States Federal Census taken in Vernon Township, Clinton County, Ohio shows William, a farmer, and Sarah living with their children Moses, 18, Henry, 16, Marion, 12, John, 11, Frank, 10, Henry, 8, Mary, 5 and Eberle, 3.

1863 

  • June: William registers for the U.S. Civil War draft in Vernon Township, Clinton County, Ohio. He is a 44 year old married farmer.

1864 

  • September 2:  William’s 21 year old son, Moses Bogan, enlists in the US Army.
  • September 5:  William and his 18 year old son, Benjamin both enlist in the US Army. Description at enlistment:  5’6”, blue eyes, light hair, light complexion.
  • November 30:  William is killed in action at the Battle of Franklin. Both of his sons survived, although Moses was slightly wounded.

1865 

  • February 28:  A third son, Henry W. Bogan also enlists in the United States Army in Columbus, Ohio. He is mustered into Co. D 188th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
  • August 19:  Sarah applies and is granted a widows military pension.