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Confederate (CSA)

Major

Willis Cox Holt

(? - 1864)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Georgia Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

Service Summary:
Elected Captain of Company C, 10th Regiment (Chattahoochee Beauregards) May 18, 1861;
Elected Major 10th Georgia Regiment on August 4, 1862;
Elected Lieutenant Colonel on October 29, 1862 and Colonel on May 19, 1864;
He was wounded at Cedar Creek, Virginia [October 19, 1864] and died of his wounds. (In a letter dated October 21, 1864, Arthur Simms stated "...Colonel Holt of the 10th Georgia lost his leg..." He probably died as the result of the loss of that leg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded over the eye in fighting at Crampton's Gap on the evening of 14 September, and relieved in command by Capt. Loud.

References & notes

Source: Service summary found in the georgiacivilwar discussion group online. Original source was quoted as Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia.

Death

10/1864 in VA; burial in Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, VA