Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Holtoms in:
 • Lexington Cemetery
 • Lexington
 • Richland County
 • Ohio
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Sgt Philip L. Holtom
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 27, 1865
Mound City
Crittenden County
Arkansas, USA

Served as a private in Co. I, 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from 22 April 1861 through 18 August 1861. He then enlisted as a sergeant in Co. E, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 9 August 1862 at the age of 22. On 24 September 1864, while the regiment was stationed in garrison at Decatur, AL, Holtom was assigned to a detachment sent in relief of Ft. Henderson at nearby Athens, AL, which was under siege by rebel cavalry under the command of CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. After detraining, the detachment began fighting to gain the fort, and had made good progress, when the fort was unexpectedly surrendered by its commander. Forrest then forced the relief detachment to surrender as well. Holtom was sent to Cahaba Prison, but was exchanged on 22 April 1865. He was killed on 27 April 1865, while on his way home, by the explosion and fire aboard the steamer Sultana north of Memphis, TN.
Family links: 
  James Holtom (____ - 1877)
  Susannah Lash Holtom (1807 - 1849)
  Philip L. Holtom (____ - 1865)
  Mary Holtom Garn (1832 - 1905)*
  Thomas Holtom (1835 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: The date of death shown on the marker is in error. The Sultana exploded on 27 April 1865.
Lexington Cemetery
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans o...
Originally Created by: lanterns2
Record added: Jun 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38216558
Sgt Philip L. Holtom
Added by: lanterns2
Sgt Philip L. Holtom
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Harley Hoover
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Debe Clark
 Added: Nov. 13, 2016

- lanterns2
 Added: Jun. 20, 2015

- Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
 Added: May. 8, 2015
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service