Willis Cox Holt(? - 1864)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 10th Georgia Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 10/1864 Death Place: VA Burial Place: Massanutten Cemetery, Woodstock, VA
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