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Joel A Holsey

Male 1839 - 1864  (25 years)


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  • Name Joel A Holsey 
    Born 1839  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 5 May 1862  Zebulon, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Enlisted, Company H, "Dixie Volunteers," Georgia 53rd Infantry Regiment 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Military 29 Nov 1863  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Wounded in the the neck and arm while charging Fort Sanders at Knoxville. 
    Affidavit on Service of Joel A Holsey
    Affidavit on Service of Joel A Holsey
    NARA M266. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Georgia units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier.
    November 29, 1863: the Assault on Fort Sanders
    November 29, 1863: the Assault on Fort Sanders
    Civil War Lithograph by Kurz and Allison, restored by Adam Cuerden
    Died 4 Jan 1864  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death Claim for Joel A. Holsey
    Death Claim for Joel A. Holsey
    NARA M266. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Georgia units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier.
    Person ID I1691  Dickinson
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2017 

    Father Thomas Holsey,   b. 1810, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Nancy Rivers,   b. 1815, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 May 1834  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 1836  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S261] Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia (6 vol.), Georgia State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records, et al., (Hapeville, Ga.: Longina & Porter, 1959-1964), https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009535746., 5: 596.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Battle of Fort Sanders" at <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Sanders>.

    3. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).
      Online publication - Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997.Original data - Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.