Dr Joseph Johnson “Joe” Holt

Dr Joseph Johnson “Joe” Holt

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 23 Aug 1922 (aged 83)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot 21 Cypress Magnolia Hawthorne
Memorial ID 89823054 · View Source
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Parents: Dr. David Rice Holt of Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia and Woodville, Wilkinson County, Mississippi and Juliet White Holt of Wilkinson County, Mississippi.

1859 resident student at the Charity Hospital of New Orleans.
1861 graduate of the New Orleans School of Medicine.

Civil War Service:
Appointed Confederate Army Assistant Surgeon by President Jefferson Davis on April 27, 1861. Captain Joseph J. Holt accepted his commission on May 14, 1861 and was assigned to the 2nd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Confederate Secretary of War, James A Seddon, promoted Joseph J. Holt to Surgeon on June 1, 1864 with a date of rank retroactive to November 1, 1863. During his years of service, the 2nd Mississippi Infantry fought the battles of 1st Manassas, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, 2nd Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Suffolk, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Weldon Railroad, Petersburg and Hatcher's Run. On April 9, 1865, Major Joseph J. Holt was paroled at Appomattox Court House with the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Joseph R. Davis's Brigade, Heth's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

After the the Civil War, Joseph Johnson Holt, M.D. established his medical practice in New Orleans and was appointed a professor of obstetrics at the New Orleans School of Medicine. During his service as President of the Louisiana State Board of Health from 1884 until 1888, Dr. Holt became renown for work to prevent smallpox and support for tougher marine vessel quarantine procedures to prevent the spread of yellow fever throughout Louisiana and up the Mississippi River.


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Gravesite Details Age 83, Name on Plot Holt-Williams, Date of Burial 8/24/1922, Ref: Cemetery Records

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  • Maintained by: G. Andrew Dill
  • Originally Created by: Graves
  • Added: 8 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 89823054
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joseph Johnson “Joe” Holt (10 Jan 1839–23 Aug 1922), Find a Grave Memorial no. 89823054, citing Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by G. Andrew Dill (contributor 47069688) .