Civil War – some Southern Goldens were Unionists and fought for the Union

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Civil War – some Southern Goldens were Unionists

It has been said that the War Between the States, aka the Civil War, was also a war of Brother against Brother.

A number of Southern Goldens chose to fight for the Union.

Among these were four Golden brothers living in Cherokee or Graham Counties, North Carolina at the time of the war. The brothers were born in Mt Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

— Hasting A. Golden, aka Hasten Houston Golden
— Henry Dickerson Golden
— Logan R., Golden
— William Tyson (Tice) Golden

Their parents were William Cook Golden (1807 – 1860) and Nancy Snow (1808 – 1899).

Logan and William Golden served earlier in the war in the Infantry Regiment of Thomas’ North Carolina Legion. – a unique military unit made up of Appalachian settlers and Cherokee Indians.

The Golden brothers served as volunteers in the Union 3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, Co. C. None returned to Cherokee or Graham Counties after the war, although they had married sisters living in Stecoah, North Carolina. The boys took up residence in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Logan R. Golden, 1836-1893
1893 Request for a military service gravestone for Logan R. Golden – 3rd Mounted Infantry Cavalry Regiment of Tennessee, Union

My grand uncle Marcus L. Golden served in the 12th Tennessee Calvary, Union Army, and died due to wounds from the battle at Pulaski, Tennessee on September 27th, 1864. Marcus was from McMinn County, Tennessee.

Source: Graham County war experiences and records from National Park Service as well as various census and collected military records.


You are welcome to add to or to correct this story by contacting: Bill Golden, Norfolk1956@gmail.com

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