Golladay's in the Stonewall Brigade


The Stonewall Brigade was one of the legendary fighting units in the Civil War. This brigade was commanded by General Thomas J. Jackson at 1st battle of Bull Run (Manassas). Both General Jackson and the brigade acquired the name "Stonewall" after this battle. The Stonewall Brigade was comprised of the following infantry regiments: 2nd Virginia, 4th Virginia, 5th Virginia, 27th Virginia, and the 33rd Virginia.


Stonewall Jackson

Lt. General Thomas J. Jackson
"The Mighty Stonewall"


Statue of Stonewall jackson

Statue of Stonewall Jackson
at the Manassas battlefield




"It's bad. It's damned bad."

- Abraham Lincoln's first reaction to the rout of the Union Army at First Manassas

Regiments under Stonewall Jackson were called his "Foot Cavalry" because of the long distances they were required to march. In the Shenandoah Valley campaign from March to June 1862, these units marched well over 600 miles. Apparently, these long marches did not agree with some of the Golladay foot soldiers. After the Valley campaign was over with a great Confederate victory, several Golladay's deserted from the Stonewall Brigade and joined the Virginia cavalry.


Rebels on the move

"I saw something today which affected me more than anything I ever saw or read on religion. While the battle was raging and the bullets were flying, Jackson rode by, calm as if he were at home, but his head was raised toward heaven, and his lips were moving evidently in prayer"

Stonewall Jackson incident recounted by Chaplain William W. Bennett


HUSBANDS OF GOLLADAY WOMEN WHO
FOUGHT IN THE STONEWALL BRIGADE

2nd Virginia Infantry

Samuel Clanahan, Company H

Onesimus Sibert, Company F

5th Virginia Infantry

John N. Hite, Company D

David Steele Houser, Company E

William H. McClellan, Company D

33rd Virginia Infantry

George Habron, Company G

Thomas Wayman McInturff, Company B


This page last updated on April 11, 2011