Corporal Elmer Dayton, Co. A, 50th Ohio Infantry, USA
- Elmer Dayton is born to Sheldon and Pheobe Dayton in Ashtabula County, OH.
- October 29: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Andover, Ashtabula County, OH shows 12-year-old Elmer living with his parents and siblings. His father, Sheldon, is a farmer.
- July 19: The U.S. Federal Census taken in Dorset Township, Ashtabula County, OH shows 22-year-old Elmer living with his parents and siblings. His father, Sheldon, is a farmer.
- August 16: 24-year-old Elmer Dayton enlisted in the U.S. Army.
- May 19: Elmer is promoted to Full Corporal.
- November 30: Elmer is wounded by gun fire in the Battle of Franklin. He is evacuated with his men and transported to General Hospital No. 19 in Nashville.
- December 6: Elmer Dayton dies of his wounds in Nashville, TN. He is buried at the National Cemetery in Nashville. He was 26 years old.