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H.R. 1010 (114th): To provide for the posthumous commission as a captain in the regular Army of 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.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 13, 2015 (Introduced).

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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1010

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Al Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To provide for the posthumous commission as a captain in the regular Army of 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.

1.

Posthumous commission as captain in the regular Army for Milton Holland

(a)

Posthumous commission

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, he took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it, shall be deemed for all purposes to have held the grade of captain in the regular Army, effective as of that date and continuing until his separation from the Army.

(b)

Prohibition of benefits

Section 1523 of title 10, United States Code, applies in the case of the posthumous commission described in subsection (a).