b. 10/10/1830 Farmersville, New York. d. 07/05/1914 Mankato, Minnesota.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 15/02/1863 Nolensville, Tennessee.
Holmes was born in Farmersville, New York in 1830. During the Civil War he served as a First Sergeant in Company H of the 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His medal was for actions at Nolensville, Tennessee on February 15, 1863. His citation reads “Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack and saved the train.” The medal was presented on September 11, 1897. He died in 1914 and is now buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato, Minnesota.
Was one of a detachment of 16 men who heroically defended a wagon train against the attack of 125 cavalry, repulsed the attack, and saved the train.
BURIAL LOCATION: GLENWOOD CEMETERY, MANKATO, MINNESOTA.
SECTION 63, GRAVE 82.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: FAMILY.