Granville Simpson Holt was born in Alamance County, NC, son of Philemon Holt.
He was a farmer prior to enlisting in Alamance County at age 35 on 21 June 1861.
Mustered in as a Private and promoted to Corporal on 1 October 1862.
Promoted to Sergeant on 1 December 1862.
Wounded and captured at Rappahannock Station, VA, 7 November 1863.
Died in a hospital at Washington, DC, 9 November 1863 of wounds.
[NC Archives & History, 1973, page 385, under 6th Regiment, Company K]