H. R. 3364
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 29, 2013
Mr. Stivers (for himself and Mr. Al Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To authorize and request the President to issue a posthumous commission in the regular Army to Milton Holland, who, while sergeant major of the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Civil War.
Request for posthumous appointment of Milton Holland as a commissioned officer in the Army
The President is authorized and requested to issue, or have issued, a posthumous commission in the grade of captain in the regular Army in the name of Milton Holland, who, while sergeant major of the 5th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor in recognition of his action on September 29, 1864, during the Battle of Chapin’s Farm, Virginia, when, as the citation for the medal states, Sergeant Major Holland
took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.
Treatment of benefits
The provisions of section 1523 of title 10, United States Code, apply in the case of a commission issued as requested in subsection (a).