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Milton Murray Holland

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant Major
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    5th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Citation
Took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.
Medal of Honor Recipient Milton M. Holland
Medal of Honor Recipient Milton M. Holland
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Albany, Athens County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: August 1, 1844, Austin, Travis County, TX, United States
  • Died: May 15, 1910, Silver Springs, MD, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (23-21713), Arlington, VA, United States
 

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