Robert John Holt

Robert John Holt

Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Death 21 Oct 1898 (aged 63–64)
Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Plot Phoebus, C 7643, Row 4, Headstone 44
Memorial ID 3084779 · View Source
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Robert John Holt born in Cecil Co, MD fought during the Civil War among numerous units for the State of Delaware.

Entries at the State of Delaware Archives, index of Civil war veterans, showed 1LT Robert J. Holt, enlisted 1 Oct 1861 for 3 yrs, by Capt Wharton assigned to Company "K" 2nd Regiment (D.I.V.)

The Index of Completed Records (RG 0775 - Reel 2) of Civil War Volunteers listed Robert J. Holt in the following units and holding the shown military rank;

Ensign Co "C" 1st Regt Del Inf
1LT Co "K" 2nd Regt Del Inf
Capt Co "F" 5th Regt Del Inf
Capt Co "G" 7th Regt Del Inf
Capt Co "A" 8th Regt Del Inf (Company Commander)

Pension application records from Civil War obtain from the National Archives showed that Capt Robert J. Holt also was also Commander, 1st Battalion, 8th Del Inf.

The name of Robert J. Holt, Capt, Co A, 8th Regt, Delaware Inf was found on the Muster Rolls at Arlington Heights, Va, on June 5, 1865.

Robert's First Sergeant in Co "A" 8th Regt was Wm M. Holt from Cecil County, Md., age 23 years old. This was found to be Robert's brother who is also buried in Hampton National Cemetery Plot: Section C Site 8535. Also noted in this same company was a 2LT A. W. Shaw. This was found out to be Aaron W. Shaw brother to Robert's wife, Sallie S. Shaw.

Info supplied by Clarence Holt (GG Grandson of Robert J, Holt.



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3084779
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