William Holmes

American Civil WarWilliam Holmes emigrated from England and lived in Sterling.  He served in Company F of the 110th Regiment of the New York Volunteers.  He died on June 30, 1863.  The battle of Gettysburg began the following day.  Perhaps he died at Gettysburg.  More research needs to be done.  If you have additional information on the Holmes family, please let us know.

born         about 1814 in England
married   Maria _______
died         1863 June 30
interred  Sterling Center Cemetery, Sterling, NY

children  Jane born about 1845
                Marth Ann born May 12, 1845 – died in March 1918, age 72
                                       married Daniel Brown
                Joseph born about 1849
                Henry born about 1851

His wife, Maria Holmes, was born in England on January 10, 1827 and died October 30, 1854 at the age of 27.  Following Maria’s death he may have married Ellen Holmes before 1860.

John served during the Civil War. More information on his life and service are need.

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One Response to William Holmes

  1. Thomas Jenkins says:

    William served in the 110th NYSV in the command of General Banks along the Mississippi. On June 30 they were engaged with General Grant trying to take Vicksburg MS. Actually the 110th was south of Vicksburg near Fausse Point LA trying to gain a crossing of the Mississippi for Grant’s army. My great great uncle Thomas Lester was also in Company F, 110th NYSV and was captured and paroled a week later in Little Rock AR. Took him a month to get back to his regiment.

    I have correspondence to show all this so I am sure William would have died near Fausse Point LA in the Vicksburg campaign.

    I hope to get back to Sterling next fall and will bring my Civil War records of Thomas and also his younger brother Charle A. who is my great grand father.

    Best Wishes
    Tom Jenkins

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