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John Ellis Holland & Magnolia Hospital
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IDENTIFY CLARIFIED. Pvt. John Ellis Holland [found as “John E. Holland,” “J.E. Holland,” “J.E. Hollin,” and “J.E. Hollins” in the military records] (b. probably Henry County, AL, 1833-d. in service, Pike County, MS, 1863), Co. A ("Gaines' Invincibles," aka "Capt. Angus Taylor's Company," and aka "Capt. William C. McQuiston's Company," raised in Wayne County, MS), 6th (Balfour's) Battalion MS Infantry. Enlisted May 6, 1862, at Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS, at age 28/29. Paid $50 enlistment bounty on May 12, 1862, by Capt. & Assist Quarter Master T.C. McMackin at Shubuta, Clarke County, MS. Present on June 1862 company muster roll. Absent on July 1862 Regimental Return, with notation that he was sent to an “Interior Hospital,” suffering from an unspecified “disease,” on July 6, 1862, on “order of Brigade Surgeon.” Present on Aug. 1863 company muster roll. Present on Oct. 1862 company muster roll. Present on Dec. 1862 company muster roll. On Dec. 2, 1862, the 6th (Balfour's) Battalion MS Infantry, was enlarged to become the 46th MS Infantry, with Co. A of Balfour's Battalion becoming Co. A of the 46th MS Infantry. Feb. 1863 company muster roll states “died at Hospital [at] Magnolia [Pike County], Miss., on the 6th Feb. 1863.” “Name appears on a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in battle or who died of wounds or disease,” with notation that he died on Feb. 6, 1863, of “fever” at Magnolia Hospital. His “Final Statement,” issued by captains of companies when a soldier died in service, notes that he was born in AL, was 30 years old, was a farmer, and that “he died at Magnolia Hospital on the 6th day of February 1863 of Fever.” Same document also states that he was due “transportation for Bounty furlough from Vicksburg, Miss., to Shubuta, Miss., 200 miles & back,” and notes that “his effects was taken possession of by his relatives.” Southern Patriot! Buried in the Confederate Section, Magnolia Cemetery, 31.141361 -90.466225, located on the SW side of the intersection of Regan Road and S Prewett Street, Magnolia, Pike County, MS, with a VA Confederate marker.

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