(1834 - 1904)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry
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