About Milton M Holland, SGT (USA)
Milton Murray Holland (August 1, 1844 – May 15, 1910) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.
Holland joined the Army from Athens, Ohio, and was serving as a Sergeant Major in the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment when his unit participated in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm on September 29, 1864 in Virginia. Three days before the end of the war, on April 6, 1865, he was issued the Medal of Honor for his actions at Chaffin's Farm.
Holland's wife was Virginia W. Dickey. Milton Holland died at the age of 65 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 5th U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date: At Chaffin's Farm, Virginia, September 29, 1864. Entered service at: Athens, Ohio. Born: 1844, Austin, Texas. Date of issue: April 6, 1865.
Took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.