William H. McClellan

5th Virginia Infantry
Company D (Southern Guard)
Stonewall Brigade

Husband of Sarah Golladay

William was married and had several children when the war began. He was almost 38 years old when he enlisted on 24 January 1864.

Although most of the Stonewall Brigade was captured at the Battle of Spotsylvania on 12 May 1864, William was not one of those captured. He was in the General Hospital in Staunton due to an arm injury. (Staunton Spectator, 17 May 1864).

However, he did become a Prisoner of War in October of 1864. He was paroled on 05 May 1865.

In 1870, William was employed as a distiller and living with his family in the River Heads District (Summerdean P.O.) of Augusta County. William died on 27 February 1896.

CSA flag   Buried at: Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church Cemetery (Augusta County), Virginia   CSA flag

This page last updated on August 16, 2008