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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Edmunds B. Holloway

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 26, 1845)

engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, where he was severely wounded; in garrison at

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contrerasº and Churubusco, Mex.)

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 17, 1847)

Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1849; on sick leave of absence, 1849‑51; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1851‑52, — and Camp Johnston, Tex., 1852, — as Quartermaster, 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852, to Dec. 31, 1853, — Ft. Chadbourne,

(Captain, 8th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1853)

Tex., 1852‑53, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854‑56; on leave of absence, 1856‑60; and on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to New Mexico, 1860, — and at Hatch's Ranch, N. M., 1860‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​a and was

Accidentally Killed by his own Men, May 16, 1861, at Independence, Mo.: Aged 39.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits the details of his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers, he was appointed a Colonel in May 1861 and commanded the First Missouri Infantry, Missouri State Guard. Of his death, the S. H. S. P. merely record that he was killed in a skirmish.

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