Email from
Tom Holmes
about his great-great-grandfater
William Jonas Holmes
member of
CO. "A," 28th Mississippi Cavalry
Transfered and renamed
Company "E" Armistead's Brigade, 12th Mississippi

From: "Tom Holmes" <>
Subject: William Jonas Holmes
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002

I am trying to obtain information on a Jonas Holmes who served in this unit.

Do you happen to have any information on him (e.g., full name, where from, what battles he participated in)?

I believe he may be my great-great-grandfather, William Jonas Holmes. He was born in the Edgefield District of SC in 1829 and lived near West, MS (Holmes County) as early as 1850.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Tom Holmes
Virginia Beach, VA

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