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Andrew Holman (abt 1844 - January 16, 1883) served as a private in Company G, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Andrew Holman was born about 1844 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to William L. and Catherine Elizabeth (Eller) Holman. He married first Rebecca Duncan (b. abt 1845-1877) with whom he had at least six children.[1] He married second Rhoda Catherine Duncan (1857-1921) with whom he had four children.[2]

Civil War service

Holman enlisted as a private in Company G on August 17, 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 26, 1864.

He is described as 20 years old, 5' 5" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Holman is listed as present for duty for which muster roll records have survived. He was on detached service beginning January 4, 1865 for an unrecorded reason; when he returned to the regiment was also not recorded.

Holman mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, owed $84.82 1/2 to the government for clothing in kind or money advanced and was owed a $100 bounty.

Post-war life

He died January 16, 1883 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Although his grave has not been located, a government headstone was ordered for his grave in a cemetery "at or near" New Market, Tennessee.[3] His wife applied for a widow's pension on July 15, 1890.


  1. 1870 U.S. Census, 9th Civil District, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, Oldfield Township, Ashe County, Tennessee.
  3. "Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904", National Archives, Record Group Number 92, Series Number M1845.