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Confederate (CSV)


Otho Holshouser

(c. 1836 - 1864)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 25, from Rowan County, he enlisted as a Private in Company K of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 3 July 1861 in Salisbury.

On the Campaign

He was captured at Boonsboro, MD on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware by about 22 September, paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October, and was in a Richmond, VA hospital by the 9th. He was listed as a deserter on 2 November and was declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was wounded in the left elbow at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and was back on duty by September. He was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 11 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3 and the Roster,2 also as Milas M. Holtshouser. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850.

He married Laura Mariah Brown (1836-1916) in March 1864.


c. 1836; Rowan County, NC


05/11/1864; Spotsylvania Court House, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27559]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27560]