Peyton Golladay

Eighth Star New Market Artillery
Danville Artillery

Son of Jacob Golladay and Margaret (Peggy) Funk
Husband of Catherine Rinker


Peyton Golladay in uniform

Photo courtesy of Sharon Duncan
of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Peyton is wearing a Hardee Hat in this
picture. On the front of his hat is an
artillery insignia with crossed cannons


Peyton was unmarried when he enlisted in the New Market Artillery on 20 April 1861.

He was absent sick from 01 August to December 1861 and then he returned to duty.

He was reassigned to the Danville Artillery in September 1862 and was present of all further muster rolls except 28 February 1865 because of a 15 day furlough.

He was with the remnant of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox for the surrender.

Peyton married Catherine Rinker in September 1865.

Peyton was 60 years old and listed his residence as Quicksburg in his pension application of 04 July 1900. He stated his disabilities as "neuralgic pains resulting from a gunshot wound in the back." The pension application further stated that his wounds were received at the Battle of Bloody Bend (1), where he had a horse shot from under him. In addition, he almost died from typhoid fever contracted in camp".

(1) Note: the Battle of Bloody Bend is more commonly referred to as the "Bloody Angle" and occurred on 12 May 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania.


Grave of Peyton Golladay

CSA flag   Buried at:  Cedar Grove Cemetery in Mt. Jackson (Shenandoah County), Virginia   CSA flag


Grave location tip:  Peyton's grave is near the middle of the north section of cemetery


This page last updated on June 18, 2010