George Golladay

2nd Virginia Infantry
Company K (Floyd Guards)
Stonewall Brigade
Private

Son of Jonathan Golladay and Mary Wherely
Husband of Martha Ann A. Williams


George was married with one child when the Civil War began. In April of 1862, the Confederate Congress passed the Conscription Act to allow for the drafting of men between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. George was thirty one years old when he was drafted on 14 April 1862 at Rude's Hill.

He was sent to a hospital in Stanton on 11 August 1862 and was absent sick through February of 1863, but was listed as present again in March.

George was wounded slightly in the arm at Payne's Farm on 27 November 1863 and was sent to the General Hospital at Charlottesville on 30 November 1863. From there, he was sent to the General Hospital at Lynchburg on 03 December 1863. He recovered and was present again in March of 1864.

George was part of the Confederate forces under the command of Lieutenant General Jubal Early that left Richmond on 12 June 1864 with the intent of attacking the U.S. capital of Washington. This force moved up through the Shenandoah Valley and into Maryland. George was captured at the Battle of Monocacy on 09 July 1864 and sent to the U.S. General Hospital in Frederick, Maryland. From there, he was sent to the U.S. General Hospital in Baltimore on 28 July 1864, and then to the Point Lookout POW camp on 25 October 1864.

George was exchanged on 30 October 1864. Since prisoner exchange had been halted at this time, this likely means that George was in poor health and no longer able to fight. He apparently did return to his home in Augusta County, as his second child Ella was born on 02 September 1865. George died in 1872 from heart failure.

CSA flag   Buried at: Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church Cemetery (Augusta County), Virginia   CSA flag


This page last updated on April 12, 2011