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William Henry Bolander (1844 – 1911)

This week’s feature is William Henry Bolander. William was my great, great grandfather on my mother’s side. He was born in Biglick Twp, Hancock Co, Ohio on 13 Mar 1844 to Henry Bolander and Elizabeth Renschler.

William served in the Civil War. He enlisted in 1861 at an age of 17.

William Henry Bolander Company A, 21st  Ohio Volunteer Infantry

William Henry Bolander
Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

He was engaged in battles at Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Atlanta Campaign and was severely wounded in the left thigh at Jonesboro. After recuperating at Atlanta and Chattanooga he was mustered out in 1865.

In 1866, William married Sarah B Crossley.

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