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Federal (USV)


Gustavus A. Holtzborn

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old deputy sheriff in Winona, MN, he was elected First Lieutenant, Company K, First Minnesota Infantry on 29 April 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 15 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed by gunshot through the body in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1 Details from Barden & Jorgenson.2


c. 1829 in GERMANY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 64  [AotW citation 20241]

2   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/1167  [AotW citation 20242]