Private William H. Olden, Co. E, 97th Ohio Infantry, USA
- William Henry Olden was born in Ohio to Edward and Elizabeth Olden.
- July 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Muskingum County, OH showed William, coal digger, living with his parents and siblings.
- September: William and his brother, George, enlisted in the U.S. Army and mustered into Co. E, 97th OH Infantry.
- November 30: William and George fought in the Battle of Franklin. George was killed in action.
- The 97th OH Infantry was mustered out while detailed in Nashville, TN.
- May 1: William married Elizabeth Trout in Muskingum County, OH.
- August 30: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Muskingum County, OH showed William, a coal digger, and Elizabeth living with their daughter.
- September 12: William attended the Fourth Annual Reunion of the 97th OH in Columbus, OH.
- September: William attended the Fifteenth Annual Reunion of the 97th OH.
- March 1: William Henry Olden died in Muskingum County, OH.