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Confederate (CSV)


Francis David Holladay

(1817 - 1868)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a founder of the Suffolk Savings Bank in 1849. On 17 April 1861, by then 43 years old, he enrolled as Captain, Company B, 16th Virginia Infantry in Suffolk, VA. He as promoted to Major of the regiment on 6 January 1862 and wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment at the start of the Maryland Campaign and was captured with some of his men at Crampton's Gap on 14 September by men of the 4th Vermont Infantry.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort Delaware and sent to Aikens' Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October 1862. He returned to duty on 17 February 1863. He resigned his commission on 16 March 1863.

References & notes

His service from Trask.1 He's often seen in military records, incorrectly, as Francis D. Holliday. See Federal Brigadier General Brooks' report for mention of the capture on South Mountain. Personal details from family genealogists and the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia (1849). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Emily Susannah Pinner (b. 1817) in about 1837 and they had 3 children.


06/08/1817; Suffolk, VA


07/03/1868; burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, VA


1   Trask, Benjamin H., Sixteenth Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard Inc., 1986, roster  [AotW citation 24740]