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Andrew Holmes (army officer)

Location of the battle on Mackinac Island where Holmes was killed.

Major Andrew Hunter Holmes (1782—August 14, 1814) born in Fairfax County, Virginia,[1] was an American army officer. He was Captain, of the 24th Infantry in the War of 1812 and was promoted to major June 8, 1813. On April 18, 1814, he was Major of the 32nd Infantry. He was victorious at the Battle of Longwoods in Upper Canada but was killed August 4, 1814 in an attack on Fort Mackinac, Michigan in the Battle of Mackinac Island. Holmes County, Ohio,[2] and Holmesville, Mississippi, are named for him.[3]


  1. ^ "Maj Andrew Hunter Holmes". Find A Grave. Find A Grave. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 159.
  3. ^ Pike County Mississippi 1798-1876 Pioneer Families and Confederate Soldiers by Luke W. Conerly 1909