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Encyclopedia > Frederick W. M. Holliday
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Frederick W.M. Holliday (February 22, 1828-May 29, 1899) a Governor of Virginia from 1878 to 1882. Jump to: navigation, search February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1828 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Born in Winchester, Virginia Holliday was the son of Dr. R.J. and Mary Catherine Taylor Holliday. He attended Winchester Academy and Yale before earning degrees in philosophy, political economy, and law from the University of Virginia. He was the Commonwealth's Attorney for Frederick County, Virginia from 1861-1865. During the American Civil War, he also served in the Stonewall Brigade. He began the war as the first Captain of Company D, Mountain Rangers, of Winchester, part of the 33rd regiment of the Stonewall Brigade. During the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Holliday was wounded in his right arm, which then had to be amputated. Holliday resigned from the military as a Colonel March 1, 1864. Winchester is a city located in the state of Virginia. ... Yale can refer to: Yale University, one of the United States oldest and most famous universities. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1743 Seat Winchester Area  - Total  - Water 1,076 km² (416 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Jump to: navigation, search The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-three mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right... The Stonewall Brigade of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, was one of the most famous combat units in United States history. ... Battle of Cedar Mountain Conflict American Civil War Date August 9, 1862 Place Culpeper County, Virginia Result Confederate victory The Battle of Cedar Mountain, also known as the Battle of Slaughters Mountain or Cedar Run, took place on August 9, 1862 in Culpeper County, Virginia as part of the... Jump to: navigation, search March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Holliday won the election for Governor of Virginia in 1877. Holliday began his term by breaking the established tradition of small inauguration ceremonies for Virginia governors. His ceremony included parades, bands, cannons, and an inaugural speech given to some 10,000 people. Jump to: navigation, search 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Holliday traveled the world after his term as Governor. He died in 1899 and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia.

Preceded by:
James L. Kemper
Governor of Virginia
1878–1882
Succeeded by:
William E. Cameron

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Frederick W. M. Holliday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
Frederick W.M. Holliday (February 22, 1828 – May 29, 1899) was a member of the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War and the Governor of Virginia from 1878 to 1882.
Born in Winchester, Virginia, Holliday was the son of Dr. R.J. and Mary Catherine Taylor Holliday.
Holliday won the election for Governor of Virginia in 1877.
Taking Office:  Inaugurations of Virginia's Governors (206 words)
Frederick W. Holliday had very different ideas about his inauguration on 1 January 1878.
Holliday and his colleagues entered the Senate chamber for the administration of the oaths of office before Governor Holliday delivered his inaugural speech from the south portico of the Capitol to a crowd estimated at ten or twelve thousand.
Holliday's successors reverted to quiet ceremonies without large public displays, although Fitzhugh Lee's inauguration concluded with an inaugural ball.
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