CSA Samuel W Holt

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About CSA Samuel W Holt

Five of the Holt brothers fought for the confederacy during the Civil War. Enlistment information on four of them can be found here:


A story about Samuel W Holt can be found here:


Samuel W. Holt

1832 - 1863

Samuel was a farmer from Pulaski County, Georgia. He was listed on the muster roll of Georgia Militia, 36th Regiment, Pulaski Co., District 364, March 4, 1862 as "S. W. Holt." The militia was commanded by Captain B. H. Harrell, with Samuel as 2nd Lieutenant.

This militia was commissioned on February 22, 1862, and officially became a part of the Confederate army on April 28, 1862 in Hawkinsville, GA. Samuel was a private, and he and his unit were assigned to Co. B, 14th Battalion, Montgomery's Georgia Light Artillery, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A. Thomas H. Dawson was captain of Company B. The company's muster-in-roll was dated May 31, 1862 while at Camp Golgotha which was near Griffin, Georgia. The 14th had four companies, A-D.

In October 1862, two additional companies appear to have been organized by transfers from other companies of the battalion and reported as Companies F and G. Captain Wiggins' Battery Arkansas Light Artillery was temporarily attached to this battery as Company E. The 14th Battalion appears to have been disbanded about October 1862 or the early part of 1863, and the batteries of which it was composed served at various times independently and with commands from other Confederate states such as Robertson's Battalion Reserve Artillery, the 1st Battalion Artillery, Palmer's Battalion Reserve Artillery, and Eldridge's Battalion Light Artillery.

In January and February of 1863, Samuel was with Capt. S. A. Moses' Co. of Light Artillery, and in March and April of 1863, he was back with Capt. Dawson's Co. Both Captain Dawson's and Moses' Companies subsequently became Capt. Anderson's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery. According to his company muster roll of March/April 1863, Samuel was sick and was sent to the hospital in April 1863. His wife's Confederate widow's pension stated that Samuel died due to an injury received while in the line of duty, but no description of the injury was mentioned. This injury was received in November 1863, which was during the time of the Battle of Chattanooga. Samuel died from his injury in December 1863.

He is buried in a common grave at the Confederate Cemetery located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His name is listed incorrectly as "S A Holt".

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CSA Samuel W Holt's Timeline

Pulaski, Georgia, United States
February 2, 1859
December 1863
Age 31
Chattanooga, TN, United States