Peter Samuel Golladay

131st Ohio Infantry
Company F
Sergeant

Son of James Golladay and Mariah Catherine Drayer
Husband of Margaret Ann Sites


Peter and Margaret Golladay


Peter 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*. The plan was to free up the veteran Union soldiers who had been performing this duty for combat. The hope was that this would allow the Union would win the war in one hundred days.

The 131st Ohio Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio. It mustered in 14 May 1864 and went to Baltimore the next day. It was assigned to garrison duty at Forts McHenry, Marshall, and Federal Hill. Detachments were at Washington, Harper's Ferry, Fortress Monroe and City Point, Virginia. It was sent back to Ohio on 19 August 1864 and mustered out on 25 August 1864.

On 22 December 1865, Peter and his wife had a daughter named Anna May. They were living in Miami County, Indiana.when Anna May died on 30 October 1870.

On 03 December 1897, Peter filed for an Invalid Pension in Indiana. By 18 April 1900, he moved to Warren County, Tennessee. Peter and his wife Margaret probably moved there to be with their son Alvadore.

Peter put an explanation in his last will and testament that stated "my wife Margaret A. and I began our married life in very moderate circumstances" and that "my wife Margaret A. by her faithful help, industry and economy helped to accumulate whatever property we have". He died on 25 March 1902.

* Garrison duty is an assignment to a fortified military post.


  US flag  Buried at: Bascom Cemetery (Warren County), Tennessee  US flag


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