Thomas Golding, 131st New York Infantry (Civil War)

Thomas Golding

Birth: Abt 1835, Ireland
Death: unknown, New York, USA

Parents: Unknown

Physical description per his military muster records: gray eyes, brown hair, height: 5 feet 2.5 inches with dark complexion.

His occupation at the time of joining the military was tin smith.

Thomas Golding enlisted as a Private on 31 August 1862 at the age of 27. He was assigned to Company I, 131st New York Infantry on 6 Sep 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on 10 Sep 1862, and to Sergeant on 20 Dec 1862.

Golding - Thomas - 1865

 

NOTE: No dates of birth or death on headstone.

Sergeant Golding saw action in western Louisiana and the assault and capture of Port Hudson. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 16 February 1864. The regiment participated in the Red River Campaign, and Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley campaign including the battles of Winchester, Fischer’s Hill, and Cedar Creek. The regiment was sent to garrison duty at Savannah, and Golding was promoted to Second Lieutenant on February 2, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment at Savannah on July 26, 1865.

Golding - Thomas - 1865 - New York Kings County - military muster record
Thomas Golding military muster record, 1865

Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA

Sources:

Ancestry.com. New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts of New York State Volunteers, United States Sharpshooters, and United States Colored Troops [ca. 1861-1900]. (microfilm, 1185 rolls). Albany, New York: New York State Archives.

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