When war came the Goldens sent their own Army, fighting in large numbers for both the Union and for the Confederacy.
Some volunteered, and many were drafted — on both sides. Union forces also included 31 Golden volunteers within “Colored” units: non-white military units.
The overwhelming majority of these Goldens et al are kin deriving from just four immigrant families, three arriving from England between 1607-1667 and one from Ireland around 1760-1770.
A House Divided
|Over time I will add additional names but will forego revising the math. The numbers are sobering for a house divided regardless of whether off by a digit or two.|