General William Tecumseh Sherman1
Sherman’s March to the Sea2
A native of Ireland, Golden came to America in 1834 when a year old with his parents. His parents moved to Minn. in 1847, settling near Rice Lake in Anoka County on a farm.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Golden enlisted with the Fifth Minnesota Infantry, afterwards the Seventy-seventh Infantry. He served in many of the historic battles of the war. After the war he returned to Anoka County, where he continued farming until he retired nine years ago and came to Minneapolis, where he has resided since.
Golden is survived by his widow and five children.
The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “J. W. Golden, One of Sherman’s Men, Dies. Veteran Had Been Resident of State 71 Years—Funeral Services Tuesday.”; April 22, 1918; p. 6.
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