Rank and organization: Third Class Boy, U.S. Navy.
Entered service at:
Birth: -----. G.O. No.: 1 I, 3 April 1863.
Citation: Hollat served
as third class boy on board the U.S.S. Varuna during an attack on Forts
Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. He rendered gallant service through
the perilous action and remained steadfast and courageous at his battle
station despite extremely heavy fire and the ramming of the Varuna by the
rebel ship Morgan, continuing his efforts until his ship, repeatedly holed
and fatally damaged, was beached and sunk.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)