Charles Edward Golladay

167th Ohio Infantry
Company E
Private

Son of Peter H. Golladay and Eliza Doughty


Charles was born in Harrison (Hamilton County), Ohio. He enlisted on 02 May 1864 at Hamilton (Butler County), Ohio. He was 5' 6" in height with fair complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. His occupation was listed as a painter.

Charles was one of the soldiers known as the "Hundred Days' Men". In the spring of 1864, several Northern states enlisted new soldiers for garrison duty(1). The plan was to free up for combat the veteran Union soldiers who had been performing this duty. The hope was that this would allow the Union to win the war in one hundred days.

The 167th Ohio Infantry Regiment was mustered in 14 May 1864 at Hamilton. It moved to Charleston, West Virginia on 18 May 1864. Six Companies then moved to Camp Piatt on 22 May and four Companies to Gauley Bridge, where they guarded supply trains and stores. Charles mustered out on 08 September 1864 at Hamilton, Ohio with the rest of his regiment.

After the war, Charles married and had three children. In the 1880 census, his wife Anna and their three children were living with her sister Eva and brother-in-law Robert Nicholson in Decatur (Marion County), Indiana. Charles was not shown. Later records show that Charles and Anna divorced, and Charles never remarried.

On 10 July 1890, Charles filed for an Invalid Pension and was living in Ohio. In the 1900 U.S. census, he was living in the National Home for Disabled Soldiers in Elizabeth City, Virginia. The 1860 U.S. census lists his middle name as Edgar, but the records in the Disabled Soldiers Home say his middle name was Edward.

Charles died on 23 June 1915. His ex-wife Annie was living in Indiana in 1916 when she filed a pension application based on his military service.

(1) Garrison duty is an assignment to a fortified military post for its defense.

US flag  Buried at: Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia (Plot #10770)  US flag


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