Holman Staples Melcher

Holman Staples Melcher

Birth
Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine, USA
Death 25 Jun 1905 (aged 63)
Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Burial Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Plot Sec-J Lot-29 1/2 Grv-2
Memorial ID 39466955 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He served as a company commander with the 20th Maine Infantry during the defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg and by some accounts may have been responsible for the initiation of the famous bayonet charge. He was brevetted to the rank of Major by the end of the war, and was badly wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Later he became a successful wholesale grocer in Portland, and served two terms as Mayor of Portland.

Bio by: Mandy G.


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  • Originally Created by: Mandy G.
  • Added: 15 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39466955
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Holman Staples Melcher (30 Jun 1841–25 Jun 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39466955, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .