AUTHOR: Keith Holyfield (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter)
John H. Holyfield of Surry County enlisted in the Confederate Army on Sept. 2, 1864. He mustered into Company H of the N.C. 1st Cavalry. He was wounded sometime before Nov. 30, 1864.
Please see the newspaper article from the Mount Airy News dated Jan. 16, 1896. (Image could not be sharpened further. Click on it to enlarge.)