CS Con ★★★ -Holder, William Dunbar Sr. - C.S. Congressman, MS

William Dunbar Holder:
Born: March 6, 1824

Birthplace: Madison County Kentucky
Father: Richard Callaway Holder 1789 – 1841
(Buried: Burial Place Unknown at this time)
Mother: Harriet Jane Dunbar 1795 – 1824
(Buried: Burial Place Unknown at this time)
Wife: Catherine Theresa Bowles 1837 – 1887
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi)
Married: June 6, 1854 in Oxford Mississippi
Dr. Andrew Bowles Holder 1860 – 1896
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi)
James King Holder 1863 – 1911
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi)
Benjamin Humphreys Holder 1866 – 1947
(Buried: Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery Aberdeen Mississippi)
Dr. Eugene Michel Holder 1869 – 1946
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

DeWitt Herndon Holder 1871 – 1946
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi)
William Dunbar Holder Jr. 1874 – 1941
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi)
Catherine May “Kate” Holder Spalding 1880 – 1950
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi)

Political Party: Democratic Party

Occupation before War:

Moved to Mississippi at around the age of 14 years old.
Planter in Pontotoc County Mississippi
Clerk of United States District in Mississippi
Deputy United States Marshal in Pontotoc County Mississippi
1853: Mississippi State Representative

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Captain of Company C 17th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment
1861: Served in the First Battle of Manassas Virginia
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 17th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment
1862: Wounded in the left thigh by a broken rifle ball.
Out of Service due to his wounding for around eight months.
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville
1863: Wounded in the Abdomen at the Battle of Gettysburg.
1863: His Wounding at Gettysburg resulted in permanent disability.
1864: Resigned from the Confederate Army on February 26th​
1864 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Mississippi
1864 – 1865: Member of House Elections Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Medical Department Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Naval Affairs Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Public Buildings Committee
1864: Opposed to all emergency measures under discussion.
1864 – 1865: Modified opinion on emergency measures due to deteriorating military situation.
1864 – 1865: Conceded the obvious necessity for higher taxes.
1865: Conceded to arming slaves.
1864 – 1865: Advocate for Congress having an equal voice in selection of cabinet members and army commanders.
1864 – 1865: Supporter of legislation for improving conditions for enlisted men.
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1865: Abandoned his seat in Congress a month before Congress adjourned for the last time in disgust.

Occupation after War:
Farmer in Pontotoc and Lafayette Counties in Mississippi
Insurance Adjuster in Memphis Tennessee
1896 – 1900: Mississippi State Auditor of Public Accounts
General in the United Confederate Veterans.

April 26, 1900
Place of Death: Jackson Mississippi
Age at time of Death: 76 years old
Burial Place: Greenwood Cemetery Jackson Mississippi