James Golden was born in Gorham, ME in June of 1834, a son of Alvah and Eliza Golden, and a brother of Alvah, Jr. who also served in the Civil War.
Marriage & Children
|Place of Birth:||Rensselaerville|
|Date of Birth:||June 1834|
|Names of Parents:||Alvah (Golden) and Eliza Golden|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||20 November 1861|
|Enlistment Place:||Rensselaerville, NY|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||91st Infantry Regiment New York|
|Muster Out Date:||3 July 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Washington, DC|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 26. "Served in engagements of the Regt. Served his time and discharged (still living) P.O. Address Schoharie Co N.Y."
Erroneously reported as a deserter at Albany in August of 1864.
Born in Gorham, Maine, Age 28, Teamster/Cooper, Blue eyes, Auburn hair, Light complexion, 5'6" tall.
|Sources Used: 1890 Veterans Census; American Civil War Soldiers, Ancestry.com; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
James died in December of 1896.
Additional Research Notes
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com