Private Amos Golder, Co. I, 7th Arkansas Infantry, CSA

1842

  • October 27: Amos Edward Golder was born in Phillips County, AR to James and Mary Golder.  

1850

  • September 28: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Independence Township, Phillips County, AR showed 7 year old Amos living with his parents and siblings. His father, James, was a farmer.

1860

  • July 17: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Myatt Township, Fulton County, AR showed 18 year old Amos living with his parents and siblings. His father James, was a farmer.

1861

  • July 26: Amos enlisted in the C.S. Army at Shaver.
  • July to December: Amos’ name appeared on muster rolls for Co. I 7th AR Infantry but he is not marked as either present or absent.

1862

  • March & April:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Detailed in Pioneer Company.”           
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Missing since Battle Murfreesboro”

1863

  • January 2: Appears on a Prisoner of War roll. Captured in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was being forwarded to Nashville.
  • January 28: Name appears on an inspection report of “names of absentees,” Cause of absence: “Nurse at Murfreesboro,” How long absent: Unknown, By whose Order: Unknown.
  • January & February:  Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Missing since battle Murfreesboro”
  • February 25: Appears on a roll of prisoners sent from Louisville, Kentucky to Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio then to City Point, Virginia for exchange.
  • Camp Chase Descriptive Roll. Height: 5ft 7 in, Age: 20, Eyes: Gray,
    Hair: Lt, Complexion: Lt, Date of departure: March 28, 1863,
    Remarks: Exchanged.
  • March to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

1864

  • January & February:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • March & April:  Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent on furlough”
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: Amos was captured at the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 2: Forwarded from Nashville to Louisville, Kentucky then straight on to Camp Douglas, Illinois.

1865

  • April 14: Amos appears on a roll of prisoners of war at Camp Douglas who mustered in to the 5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry. (Private, Co. H)           
  • July: Appears on Return: “Absent on detached service as escort to wagon train to Ft Lyon by order of Maj. Armstrong Comdg Post July 4 1865.”
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • October: Appears on Return: “Absent det. Service at Elm Creek Station.”

1866

  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 65 to August 66: Appears on Return: On daily duty Co. Cook.”  
  • November 13: Amos mustered out of the U.S. Army at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

1867

  • September 5: Amos married Mary Partie.

1870

  • August 17: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Myatt Township, Fulton County, AR showed Amos, a farmer, and Mary living with their infant son, James.

1880

  • June 11: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Mammoth Springs Township, Fulton County, AR showed Amos, a farmer, and Mary living with their 4 young children: Elizabeth, George, Martha and Peter.

1889

  • A local county history, Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northeast Arkansas mentioned Amos on page 282.
    Amos E. Golder has passed an uneventful life of the farmer, continuing steadily to pursue the even tenor of his way, and is now ranked among the prosperous farers of Fulton County, being the owner of 312 acres of land in the home place, of which forty-eight are under cultivation.

1901

  • June 28: Arkansas Democrat, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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  • Amos’ wife Mary died.

1907

  • February 15: Sixty-seven-year-old Amos married his second wife Mary E. Frasher, who is 18 years old in Mammoth Spring, Fulton County, AR.

1910

  • April 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Mammoth Spring Township, Fulton County, AR showed Amos, odd job laborer, and his second wife, Mary living with their 2 infant children.

1920

  • January 17: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Athens, Gentry County, MO showed a widowed Amos living with his son George’s family.

1924

  • December 25: Amos Golder died in Harrison County, MO.

***Amos was a Democrat, a Master Mason and a Methodist.***