HOLLAT, GEORGE - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Third Class Boy, U.S. Navy.

Entered service at:   New York.

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)