David Golladay

131st Ohio Infantry
Company F

Son of James Golladay and Mariah Drayer
Husband of Maria E. Lawrence

David 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 (1). 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.

David was from originally Preble County, Ohio, but he was living in Montgomery County, Ohio in the 1860 census.

After the war in 1868, he moved to Johnson County, Missouri. On 14 September 1869, David married Maria E. Lawrence. He opened the first drug store in Holden. He also served as city treasurer for several years.

David died in 05 February 1899 at age 54. On 25 May 1899, his wife Maria filed for a pension from Missouri based on his Civil War service.

(1) Garrison duty is an assignment to a fortified military post for its defense.

 US flag  Buried at: Holden Cemetery in Madison Township (Johnson County), Missouri  US flag

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