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Kinsman died in a D.C. prison

by | Feb 3, 2016 | Alamance, Confederate affiliation

My first cousin, five generations removed, was a man by the name of Granville Simpson Holt. He enlisted as a private in Company K of the 6th North Carolina Infantry Regiment on June 21, 1861, at age 35. Like many others in the regiment, he was a farmer by occupation. He and his comrades bravely fought in some of the toughest fights of the war, places like First and Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, earning their regiment the nickname “The Bloody Sixth.” He was promoted to sergeant sometime before being wounded at Rapahannock Station, Va. on November 7, 1863. Two days later, on the 9th, he died as a prisoner of war in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. I am proud of his service to our native North Carolina and to the Confederacy.

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