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Federal (USV)


John C. Holston

(1822 - 1923)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 34 year old manufacturer when he enlisted as Private on 10 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in June 1863. He reenlisted in April 1864, and mustered out of Company F of the 13th Regiment, VRC, on 13 November 1865.

After the War

He died at age 100 years, 8 months, and 13 days.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.


06/05/1822; Portland, ME


02/18/1923; Orange, MA; burial in South Cemetery, Orange, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp.†208 - 213  [AotW citation 2714]