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Charles Holmes, born abt 1840                    Wife:  Esther

Charles Holmes, is perhaps or likely the ancestor of Barbara Holmes an educator whose documented ancestry has been made available to us via offspring generations, and correlated with distant relative ancestry of Robert Edward Lee, born abt 1920 who is perceived to be a distant offspring of Matilda Lee, abt 1800.

Our emphasis herein is about people we know who perceived themselves to be brother and sisters in Christ, with and without documentation. Clearly their indoctrination was propagated by someone.

UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
3rd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

Organized at Camp William Penn, near Philadelphia, Pa., August 3-10, 1863. Ordered to Dept. of the South. Attached to 4th Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, to January, 1864. Montgomery's Brigade, District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps. to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Vodges' Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 4th Separate Brigade, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to July, 1865. Dept. of Florida to October, 1865.

SERVICE.-Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S. C., August 20-September 7, 1863. Action at Forts Wagner and Gregg August 26. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Charleston from Morris Island till January, 1864. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., thence to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7, and duty there as Heavy Artillery till May, 1865. (1 Co. at Fernandina, Fla.) Expedition from Jacksonville to Camp Milton May 31-June 3, 1864. Front Creek July 15. Bryan's Plantation October 21. Duty at Tallahassee, Lake City and other points in Florida May to October, 1865. Mustered out October 31, 1865.

Household:
 Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
 Charles HOLMES  Self  M  Male  B  40  FL  Laborer  FL  FL 
 Esther HOLMES  Wife  M  Female  B  39  FL  Keeping House  FL  FL 
 Emily HOLMES  Dau  S  Female  B  13  FL  Attending School  FL  FL 
 Caleb HOLMES  Son  S  Male  B  10  FL    FL  FL 
 William HOLMES  Son  S  Male  B  8  FL    FL  FL 

 

Source Information:
 Census PlacePrecinct 14, Leon, Florida
 Family History Library Film  1254129
 NA Film Number  T9-0129
 Page Number  379D      

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