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Confederate (CSV)


William Randolph Hollon

(1834 - 1904)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Coweta County, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 13 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Richmond, VA to at least October 20, then home on furlough. He resigned his commission on 2 March 1863 (accepted 12 March) based on a Surgeon's Certificate of Disability.

After the War

In 1870 he was a farmer in Pike County, GA, but by 1880 he was farming in Delta County, TX. He moved to Waco, TX in 1881 and was the landlord of a boarding house on South 4th Street there in 1900.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870, 1880, and 1900.

He married Lavonia T. Anderson (1838-1864) and they had 5 children between 1854 and 1861. He married again, Grissalle Elizabeth Threldkeld (1848-1935) in 1864 and they had 11 more children by 1890. He named their fourth, first son, John Wilkes Booth Hollon (1870-1919).

William's brother George Washington Hollon was also wounded at Sharpsburg.


11/02/1834; Hollonville, Pike County, GA


08/12/1904; Mineral Wells, TX; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, TX


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27401]