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Federal (USV)


Norman T. Holt

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old cabinet maker in Centre County, he enlisted on 17 February 1862 in Harrisburg and mustered into service as Private, Company D, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry the same day.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot in action at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 17 September and listed as transferred to Washington, DC on 22 September - but was more likely sent to a hospital on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) in the East River, NY, where he died of wounds on 29 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the History 1 and the Card File.2. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He is also seen as Norman T. Hoel.


c. 1844


09/29/1862; Blackwell's Island, NY; burial in Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   Albert, Alan D., editor, and Comrades of the Regimental Association, History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Williamsport (Pa): Grit Pub. Co., 1912, pg. 460  [AotW citation 23066]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23068]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #3.833  [AotW citation 23069]