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J.E. Holcomb

J.E. Holcomb

Federal (USV)


James Ellery Holcomb

(1842 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty and was promoted to Corporal on 14 March 1863, but was killed in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864, age 22.

References & notes

Service information from Ward,1 who has him as Ellery J. Holcomb. Ward is also the source of his picture, from a photograph. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/31/1842; LeRoy, PA


05/12/1864; Spotsylvania, VA; burial in Leroy Cemetery, Leroy, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 325, opposite pg. 169 (image)  [AotW citation 21585]