Compatriot Isham C. Holland, 95 years of age, Elijah Gates Camp #570, Fulton, Mo., was honored with an SCV Real Grandson medal at the Missouri Division Reunion in Jefferson City, March 23, 2013. He was pinned by his own grandson, Kurt Holland, 1st Lieutenant Commander of the John T. Hughes Camp.
Isham's grandfather was Capt. Thomas C. Holland, 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment, a survivor of a serious wound at the stone wall during Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. He moved to Callaway County after the war. He attended the 50th anniversary of the battle in 1913, meeting the Union soldier who had always thought he had fatally shot the brave captain.
Isham was nine years old when his grandfather died in 1925.
At the same reunion, Camp Commander Noel A. Crowson, longtime Chaplain of the Gates Camp, was officially welcomed into the Chaplain Corps of the Missouri Division. He is also pastor of High Point Community Chapel in Callaway County.
Real Grandson Isham C. Holland unfurls the flag displayed at the 1925 burial of his grandfather, Capt. Thomas C. Holland, 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment, at Reform, Mo. At left is Isham's own grandson, Kurt Holland, 1st Lieutenant Commander of the John T. Hughes Camp. Photo by Don Ernst
Holland family photo
Gates Camp Commander Noel A. Crowson (standing) congratulates fellow camp Compatriot Isham C. Holland on his recognition as a Real Grandson. At left is Isham's son Jim, at right his grandson Kurt Holland. Photo by Don Ernst.