Samuel Golliday

1st West Virginia Cavalry
Company A, G

Samuel was 23 years old when he enlisted on 27 January 1863 at Beverly, (West) Virginia. He was listed as 5'8" in height, fair complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair. He was born in Augusta County, Virginia. His occupation was listed as distiller.

On the muster roles of July through October of 1864, he was listed as absent from his unit on detached duty including guarding prisoners to Clarksburg.

In April, 1865, Samuel was detached from his unit at Beverly, West Virginia (by order of General McMillan) in order to act as a scout. Samuel was mentioned in the Official Records as follows:

April 15-23, 1865 --- Scout through the counties of Randolph and Pocahontas, WV and of Bath and Highland, VA From Beverly I was accompanied by Corpl. Samuel Goodwin, Privates Tomlinson, Golliday, and Hare, all of Company A, First Virginia Cavalry, and Mr. Frank Farris, a citizen, as guides. They gave me much valuable information in regard to the roads and people.

Joseph Badger
Captain, Eight Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Samuel was discharged on 08 July 1865 at Wheeling, West Virginia.

This page last updated on April 09, 2011