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These pages contain selected reports from The Official Records (ORs) that relate to the Holmes Brigade.  Research here what the real Holmes Brigade did.

The original brigade was formed in May of 1862 from the 10th Missouri, E--24th Missouri, 80th Ohio, 56th Illinois, and the 17th Iowa. Later in the war it would include the 26th Missouri and the 10th Iowa.  During the war, the brigade saw action at Iuka, Corinth, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, and went with Sherman on the march to the sea and through the Carolinas. Company E of the 24th MO and the 17th Iowa were captured defending the railroad during Hood's invasion of Tennessee.

The sections are roughly divided up by campaign or time period.

        Brig Gen Sullivan's Report, 2 Brig, 3 Div
        Col. Samuel A. Holmes' Report, 10th Mo
3rd Division Organization

Corinth - 1862
Brig Gen Sullivan's Report, 2 Brig, 3 Div
        Col. Samuel A. Holmes' Report, 2 Brig
        Major Horney's Report, 10th MO
        Major Banbury's Report, 17th Iowa

Jackson & Champion's Hill - 1863
        7th Div OOB, Apr
        Order for Holmes, Apr
        Crocker 7th Div, May
        Holmes 2nd Brig, Apr-May
        10th MO, Apr-May
        17th IA, Apr-May
        Quinby 7th Div, May
        Dana to Stanton, May

17th Iowa Surrender (Companies H & I)
        Troop Placements
        Train Captured - Regt Rpt - July
        17th IA Captured - Brig Rpt
        17th IA Captured - Regt Rpt
        17th IA Captured - Co Rpt
        17th IA Parolled 
        17th IA Defended 

        (to come)

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