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William T. Holmes
Birth: Jun. 7, 1846
Edgar County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 31, 1916
Appleton City
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Vermilion, Illinois, he served as a Private in Company A, 3rd Indiana Cavalry, Union Army. In actions at Sailors Creek, Virginia, on April 6, 1865, Private Holmes alone captured the flag of the Confederate 27th Virginia Infantry, during the charge on their position. For extraordinary heroism, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on May 3, 1865. He died at the age of 70 in Appleton City, Missouri. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Sarah Johns Holmes (1842 - 1920)*
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Bean Cemetery
Appleton City
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: May 09, 2002
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William T. Holmes
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
William T. Holmes
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- Tracey Reid
 Added: Jun. 7, 2017
Honoring your heroism and service, to the preservation of the Union.
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 Added: Mar. 20, 2017

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