George H. Holliday was born in the southern Ohio village of Pomeroy in 1847. At age fifteen he enlisted in a West Virginia Cavalry regiment. In June 1865 Holliday and his comrades in the Sixth West Virginia Veteran Volunteer Cavalry were transferred west to guard stations along the Oregon Trail. After his return to Ohio in 1866, Holliday married, began a family, and settled in Ironton, where he engaged in the stove manufacturing industry. Later, Holliday moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. He died in 1919.
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On the Plains in ’65
The 6th West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry in the West
By George H. Holliday
· Edited by Glenn V. Longacre
This annotated edition of George H. Holliday’s military memoir features new research that captures the untold story of Appalachian Ohio’s soldiers and their experiences during the Civil War era at home and in the American West.