David Steele Houser

5th Virginia Infantry
Company E (Augusta Grays)
Stonewall Brigade

Husband of Eliza Jane Golladay

David was twenty five years old and single when he enlisted on 18 April 1861 at Greenville in Augusta County, Virginia. He was 6' 0" in height with brown eyes, fair complexion and sandy hair.

He was wounded in action on 23 March 1862 at Kernstown, but apparently not seriously.

He was shot in the chest (sternum) on 09 June 1862 at the Battle of Port Republic.

David returned to duty in August 1863. He was captured along with most of the Stonewall Brigade on 12 May 1864 at the Battle of Spotsylvania. He was sent to Fort Delaware, where he was imprisoned for the remainder of the war. David was paroled on 12 June 1865.

David married Eliza Jane Golladay of Nelson County at the residence of Captain John Donald in Hardwicksville (Buckingham County) on 15 April 1869.

On 25 June 1888, David was 52 years old and living near Greenville when he filed a pension application for disability. He stated he had breathing problems caused by the bullet wound that he had received to his chest.

David died near Greenville on 23 December 1902.

CSA flag   Buried at: Old Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Augusta County), Virginia   CSA flag

This page last updated on August 15, 2008