Strother Thomas Golladay

12th Virginia Cavalry
Company K (Capt. Levi Lutz's Co.)
Rosser's Brigade
Private

33rd Virginia Infantry
Company G (Mt. Jackson Rifles)
Stonewall Brigade

Son of Cyrus Golladay and Mary Pearson


Strother was not married when he enlisted on 18 May 1861 at Mt. Jackson. He was listed as 6' 0" tall with dark complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair.

He was absent without leave on 30 August 1861 from camp near Centerville, but returned on 16 October 1861. He was listed as absent without leave on 22 May 1862. However Strother then re-enlisted in the cavalry on 01 September 1862 at Woodstock.

He was present in September and October 1863, but absent to due sickness in November and December 1863. Strother had typhoid fever during the war. He was listed at present until 31 August 1864, then he was listed as absent without leave.

Strother married Mary Ellen Simmons after the war on 26 December 1865. He worked as a farmer.

Strother was 71 years old and living at Middletown in Frederick County when he filed a pension application in July 1909. He stated his disability was caused by a fall from a hay mower which damaged his shoulder. This injury prevented him from using his arm.

Strother died of colon cancer.


This page last updated on April 12, 2011