b. 07/06/1846 Vermilion County, Illinois. d. 31/08/1916 Appleton, Missouri.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/04/1865 Deatonsville (Sailor’s Creek), Virginia.
Holmes was born in Vermilion County, Illinois on June 7, 1846, and entered service at Indianapolis, Indiana. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on April 6, 1865, at the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, while serving as a Private with Company A, 3rd Regiment Indiana Cavalry. He won his medal for capturing the flag of the 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment. His Medal of Honor was issued on May 3, 1865.
Holmes died at the age of 70, on August 31, 1916, and was buried at Bean Cemetery in Appleton City, Missouri.
Capture of flag of 27th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
BURIAL LOCATION: OLD BEAN CEMETERY, APPLETON CITY, MISSOURI.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.