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Milton Murray Holland
August 1, 1844(1844-08-01) – May 15, 1916 (aged 71)
Sergeant Milton M. Holland
Sergeant Major Milton M. Holland
Place of birth Austin, Texas
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Sergeant Major
Unit 5th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
*Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor

Milton Murray Holland (August 1, 1844 – May 15, 1916) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

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Holland joined the Army from Athens, Ohio, and was serving as a Sergeant Major in the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment when his unit participated in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm on September 29, 1864 in Virginia. Three days before the end of the war, on April 6, 1865, he was issued the Medal of Honor for his actions at Chaffin's Farm.

Holland's wife was Virginia W. Dickey. Milton Holland died at the age of 71 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia.

Medal of Honor citation

Citation:

Took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.

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