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

1840 

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

1850 

  • August 6:  The U.S. Federal Census taken in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio showed 10 year old Alex lived with his parents and siblings. His father was a miller.

1860 

  • July 13: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH showed 20-year-old Alexander lived with his parents and siblings.

1861 

  • April 16:  Enlisted in the U.S. Army. He 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 was single, a painter and lived in Cuyahoga County. The register listed his former service and the fact that he was wounded and discharged.
  • December 28:  Alex enlisted in the U.S. Army again. He mustered into Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, which was the same regiment his brothers John and James were in.

1864

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

1865 

  • June 8: Discharged from the U.S. Army.

1880 

  • June 15: The U.S. Federal Census taken at the National Military Home in Montgomery County, OH showed a single 40-year-old Alexander Clinton as a resident. He was listed as being a painter. He was in a disabled soldiers' house.

1885 

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