Christopher Golladay

123 Illinois Infantry
Company A

Son of David Golladay and Magdalene Welsh

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Christopher was 5' 10 1/2" in height with dark complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair. He was 28 years old when he enlisted 01 August 1862 at Charleston, Illinois. He mustered in 06 September 1862 at Mattoon, Illinois and the regiment was sent to Louisville, Kentucky on 19 September 1862.

Little more than month after his Regiment was organized, it fought in the Battle of Perryville on 08 October 1862. The day after the Battle of Perryville, Christopher was temporarily assigned to hospital duty, but he returned to his Company on 01 November 1862. He left his regiment sick at Woodville, Kentucky on 30 Nov 1862. On 22 February 1863, the Surgeon-in-Charge at Munfordville, Kentucky recommended a disability discharge. He wrote that Christopher's health as "debility from protracted illness having had jaundice & also erysipelas of the throat followed by abscesses of the neck which are still discharging & in consequence of which he is totally unfit for duty." This request was rejected by the Board of Examiners.

Christopher returned to duty on 10 May 1863 and was listed as present on all future muster rolls. Just four days prior to his return, his regiment was mounted on horses, sparing him from long marches. He participated in the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863 and Sherman's campaign against Atlanta in the summer of 1864. On 01 November 1864, his regiment was sent back to Louisville, Kentucky and was refitted.

His regiment participated in Wilson's raid on Selma, Alabama and Macon, Georgia from March to April of 1865. Christopher died of disease on 15 May 1865 in a hospital at Macon. The cause of death was listed as inflammatory rheumatism.

Christopher was originally buried in Macon, Georgia, but his body was later reburied in the National Cemetery at Andersonville.


Grave of Christopher Golladay

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This page last updated on July 04, 2008