Private William H. Olden, Co. E, 97th OH Infantry, USA

ca. 1843

  • William Henry Olden was born in Ohio to Edward and Elizabeth Olden.

1860

  • July 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Muskingum County, OH showed William, coal digger, living with his parents and siblings.

1862

  • September: William and his brother, George, enlisted in the U.S. Army and mustered into Co. E, 97th OH Infantry.

1864

  • November 30: William and George fought in the Battle of Franklin. George was killed in action.

1865

  • The 97th OH Infantry was mustered out while detailed in Nashville, TN.

1869

  • May 1: William married Elizabeth Trout in Muskingum County, OH.

1870

  • August 30: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Muskingum County, OH showed William, a coal digger, and Elizabeth living with their daughter.

1888

  • September 12: William attended the Fourth Annual Reunion of the 97th OH in Columbus, OH.

1900

  • September: William attended the Fifteenth Annual Reunion of the 97th OH.

1918

  • March 1: William Henry Olden died in Muskingum County, OH.
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