Levi G. Holston was a resident of Mansfield on December 17, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. G of the 15th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was transferred to Co. G of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on June 23, 1865 and mustered out July 20, 1865.
He was born about May, 1837 in New York City to Kenning and Samantha (Cafefs) Holston; he was not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census. After the Civil War, he moved to Alabama where he was a farmer. Between 1870 and 1880, he moved to Texas and eventually settled in Marshall, Texas. Levi Holston married Samantha R. ____ between 1860 and 1870; she died on October 7, 1905 and he married, second, Martha J. Allen on June 4, 1906. Children from his first marriage include: Levy Holston, born about 1862; Charlie Holston, born about 1866; Maria Holston, born about 1869; Nellie/Nettie L. Holston, born about May 1872; Henry H. Holston, born about March 1877; Alvis N. Holston, born about 1879 and Ethel Holston, born about March 1886.
On May 16, 1892, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 1,111,602 that was granted under certificate No. 1,007,429.
Levi G. Holston died on August 13, 1916 in Marshall, Texas and is buried at the Greenwood Cemetery in Marshall, Texas.