Compatriot Isham C. Holland
Passed away July 3, 2013
Isham C. Holland was born on a farm in Callaway County, Missouri on December 9, 1917. The same farm where his relatives settled in 1817, just four years before Missouri became a state. He was the seventh of nine children born to Walker Kerr Holland and Alta (Coats) Holland. Isham was a member of the Elijah Gates Camp #570, of Fulton, Missouri. Earlier this year he was recognized with a SCV Real Grandson medal during 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. T.C. Holland moved to Callaway County after the war. T.C. also attended the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, in 1913, where he met the Union soldier who had always thought he had fatally shot the brave captain. T. C. Holland passed away in 1925.
|SCV Real Grandson Medal is pinned on by Isham's own grandson, Kurt Holland, 1st Lieutenant Commander of the John T. Hughes
|Isham C. Holland the Real Grandson of Capt. Thomas C. Holland, 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment,