(1840 - 1866)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 20 year old farmer on his father Randolph's large and prosperous place known as Hollonville near Zebulon in Pike County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the shoulder in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
There is no later military record.
References & notes
His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, both as G.W. Holland. Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Savannah Weekly Republican of 4 October 1862, as T.W. Holland. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.
Frank M. Johnson, in A History of Texas and Texans (Vol. 5, 1914) [page online], described George's father:
Randolph Hollon was born in North Carolina in 1800; in that State grew into unlettered manhood, and then went to Georgia to make his mark. He became a planter and dealt in slaves, and was worth about a hundred thousand dollars before the war. He established a store on his farm, which took the name of Hollonville and which became the center of a busy commercial community before he passed away in 1863.George's brother William Randolph Hollon was also wounded at Sharpsburg.
Being a slave dealer and owner and a man of Southern birth, his attitude was that of an uncompromising rebel, and he took pride in sending his sons out to fight for the principles in which he believed. Five of his sons took up arms in defense of the Confederate Government. He belonged to no church or society, and his life seems to have been absorbed in the pleasure of money-making.
03/12/1840 in GA
01/17/1866; Waco, TX
1 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 27710]
2 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 27711]