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Edward A. Holton
Birth: Aug. 28, 1835
Westminster
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1906

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He first served in the Union Army as a Private in Company H, 1st Vermont Volunteer Infantry, serving from May 9, 1861 to August 15, 1861. He rejoined the Union war effort a few days later when he enlisted in the 6th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered in as a 1st Sergeant in Company I on August 28, 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on January 18, 1862, and was at that rank when he participated in the Battle of Lees Mills, Virginia, on April 16, 1862. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the battle, with his citation reading "Rescued the colors of his regiment under heavy fire, the color bearer having been shot down while the troops were in retreat". Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on June 15, 1863 and to Captain and company commander on May 15, 1864, he was wounded in action at the May 1864 Battle of the Wilderness, and was discharged due to disability on August 17, 1864. His Medal was awarded to him on July 9, 1892. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Old Westminster Cemetery
Westminster
Windham County
Vermont, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 23, 2003
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