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b. 28/07/1840 Burlington, Ohio.  d. 13/01/1914 Decatur, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/07/1863 Elk River, Tennessee.

 

Holland was born in Burlington, Ohio on July 28, 1840, and entered service at LaSalle County, Illinois. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism on July 2, 1863, while serving as a corporal with Company D, 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, at Elk River, Tennessee. His Medal of Honor was issued on October 30, 1897.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Lemuel F. Holland, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry, in action at Elk River, Tennessee. Corporal Holland voluntarily joined a small party that, under a heavy fire, captured a stockade and saved the bridge.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, DECATUR, ILLINOIS.

Block 12, Lot 21, Grave 8

Lemuel F Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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