of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Third Class Boy, U.S. Navy. Entered Service At:
New York. G.O. No.: 1 I, 3 April 1863.
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.
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