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Capt James Holdson

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Capt James Holdson

Birth
Shelby County, Kentucky, USA
Death 24 Dec 1887 (aged 74)
Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
Burial Dugger, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 91640551 View Source

He was a Union soldier during the Civil War. He served as a Captain in Company I, 97th Regiment Indiana Infantry.

He enlisted as a Captain on August 22, 1862 was commissioned an officer on September 20, 1862. He was promoted to Full Major on June 7, 1865 and was mustered out on June 9, 1865 in Washington, D.C.

He filed for a pension on February 21, 1876 and his widow, Sarah, filed for a widow's pension on January 20, 1888.


HISTORY OF GREENE AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, STATE OF INDIANA, CHICAGO GOODSPEED BROS. & CO. PUBLISHERS, 1884, PAGE 790. REPRODUCTION BY BIRELINE PUBLISHING CO., NEWELL, IOWA 50568, 1983.

Capt. James Holston, farmer, P. O. Pleasantville, was born in Shelby County, Ky., January 20, 1813, son of James and Lilia (Dugan) Holdson. He settled in Jefferson Township, Sullivan County, in the year 1817, and has been a farmer ever since.

He was married to Naomi Wallace, when he was about twenty-two years old, and to their union the following children were born; Joseph, Nancy, Stephen, and Laura. His second wife was Angeline Bedwell, and to this union one child was born- Harriet. His second wife dying he married Sarah Burton on the 9th of June 1873, and to this union two children have been born-Cynthia Ann and James Arthur.

He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and politically a Republican. Mr. Holdson was in the Mexican War, enlisting June 6, 1846, and was at the Battle of Buena Vista, and then returned home after being discharged at New Orleans; he arrived July 4, 1847. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned Captain of Company H, Second Indiana Volunteer Infantry by Gov. Morton, on the 22nd day of August 1862, and was with Sherman through some of his hard fighting; was in the Battle of Vicksburg and Hanin's Bluff, Jackson, Mission Ridge, and was wounded at Dallas five times, when he was sent to the hosopital, and was furloughed; went home where he stayed thirty days, and then met his regiment at Atlanta, Ga., and was at the Battle of Jonesboro; then went to Nashville, Tenn., and from there to the coast, fighting hard all the way through, defeating the rebels at Macon, killing and capturing 2,300 men, and losing only seventy of their forces, and from there went to Rolla, and then to Bentonville, where they had a hard fight with Johnston, defeating him; then went to Columbia, S. C., then to North Carolina, thence to Washington and was mustered out on the 10th day of June 1865, when they were paid off at Indianapolis, and returned home, receiving an honorable discharge, and feeling satisfied the war was over, returning to his family, where he owns and runs a farm of 265 acres of land.


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Captain James Holdson
Born January 20, 1813
Died December 24, 1887
Aged 74 years, 11 months, 4 days
Co. I. 97th Ind. Inf.


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