Warden and his family
moved to Delmar Township, Tioga County, PA sometime after 1840 and before
1850. He enlisted into the Union Army from Tioga County, Pennsylvania,
September 26, 1861, and mustered into United States service at Harrisburg, PA,
in October, 1861, as a private of Company "I", 45th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, under Capt Chase and Cols Welch and Curtis, to
serve three years or during the war. The regiment was assigned to the 2d
Brigade, 3d Division, 9th or Wandering Corps, and Warden Tyler took part with
the regiment in the battles of: Edisto Island, S. C., April 18, '62,
Fredericksburg, Va., Dec 13 '62, Siege of Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 17 to Dec 5,
'63, Fort Sanders, Va., Nov. 29, '63, Wilderness, Va., May 5-7, '64,
Spotsylvania C. H. Va., May 8-18, '64, and the North Anna River, May 23-27,
'64. At the battle of the North Anna River he was wounded in right foot
by gunshot and his second and third toe on his right foot amputated. He was
confined about a year in McClellan Hospital and at Baltimore. Warden was
discharged in December, '63 at Blaine's Cross Roads, Tenn., to re-enlist same
day for three years in same company and regiment. Captured while foraging
and imprisoned in Libby and Belle Isle for 7 days and exchanged. According to
the Tyler family oral history, he was exchanged when the soldier to be
exchanged had died and Warden Tyler said he was the soldier in his place.
Warden was promoted to corporal and was honorably discharged in July, 1865, at
McClellan Hospital, Philadelphia, on account of disability. After
the Civil War, he and his wife moved to
Children of Warden Tyler and Catherine Orr are::
1. Nellie Tyler, b. May 09,
1866; m. H. A. Bailey.
2. Mabel Tyler, b. November 22, 1867; m. George Lassell.
3. Jessie Tyler., b. February 28, 1871; d. 1947; m. Everett Lowry.
4. Charles H.. Tyler, b. April 15, 1872; d. 1879, Appleton, MN.
5. Annice Tyler, b. November 20, 1874.
6. William George Tyler, b. November 03, 1876, Appelton, MN; d. November 26, 1936, Pasedena, CA.
7. Katie Tyler, b. July 06, 1880; m. Clarence Johnson.