Marquis L Holt

BirthJuly 30, 1845
DeathAug. 2, 1934
CemeteryLaurel Hill (Neligh)
PostIrwin (Creighton)
Unit3rd New Hampshire Infantry, Company C

1st Lieutenant Marquis L Holt

Company E/C, 3rd New Hampshire Infantry

Holt was born in Nelson (Cheshire County), New Hampshire on July 30, 1845. He was residing in Mason (Hillsborough County), New Hampshire when he enlisted in the regiment on August 1, 1861. Holt was 16 years old at the time of his enlistment. He re-enlisted on February 15, 1864 and went on to serve about 3 years and 11 months. Holt was discharged from the regiment at Goldsboro, North Carolina on July 20, 1865. Holt was promoted 5 times during his tour of duty:

To corporal on August 18, 1862.

To sergeant on May 20, 1864.

To 1st sergeant on July 18, 1864.

To sergeant major on August 24, 1864.

To 1st lieutenant on April 6, 1865.

The 3rd New Hampshire Infantry was organized and mustered at Concord on August 23, 1861. During Holt’s enlistment, the regiment fought in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Secessionville (SC) (June 16, 1862). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 99 wounded, and 6 were captured.

Assaults on Fort Wagner and Morris Island (SC) (July 11 & 18, 1863).

Battle of Drury’s Bluff (VA) (May 13-16, 1864). Regimental losses were 38 killed, 183 wounded, and 19 were captured.

Duty in trenches before Petersburg (VA) (August 24-September 27, 1864).

Duty in front of Richmond (VA) (November 17-January 3, 1865).

Capture of Wilmington (DE) (February 22, 1865).

Holt died on August 2, 1934 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh (Antelope County), Nebraska. Holt was a member of the Irwin Post (#70) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Creighton, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.