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Name:Frederick Matt Holstead
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Frederick Matt Holstead, Class of 1865: [Some sources spell his name Halstead] Born- June 30, 1846 in Norfolk, Va. Father- Joshua Matthias Holstead; Mother- Frances Old. No information on grandparents. Never Married, no children. Entered VMI Aug 30, 1860, had to repeat his 3rd Class (Sophomore) Year, Resigned July 4, 1863 with deficiences in Math, Latin and French. Civil War Service- Enlisted July 1863 as Private in Co. B 68th NC Reg. C.S.A. Made 1st Lieut. Jan. 1, 1864 and Captain on Aug. 7, 1864. Post War Career- Farmer; President of Tidewater Quarry Company. Lived at "Indian Grove" on the Indian River 2 miles East of Norfolk, Va. Died- Oct. 8, 1924.
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