holland austin

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before i drop off the face of the earth and go into finals mode™, someone suggested a Gansey-off for the top requested Gansey fan casts. so, from left to right

row 1.) Blake Steven, Brandon Flynn, David Mazouz

row 2.) Tom Holland, Jack or Finn Harries, Tyler Young

row 3.) Connor Franta, Rhys Matthew, Austin McKenzie

the masterlist

Tom Holland

Boxing Lessons (NSFW)

Attention (NSFW)

5 Seconds of Summer

Kik (Excerpt) - Calum Hood (NSFW)

Studio Sessions - Ashton Irwin (NSFW)

The Vamps

Eager - Bradley Simpson (NSFW)

Caught - James McVey (NSFW)

Polaroids - Bradley Simpson (NSFW)

One Direction

Dominate - Harry Styles (NSFW)

Make Out to Make Up - Liam Payne (NSFW)

Dessert - Harry Styles (NSFW)

Mr. Malik - Zayn Malik (NSFW)

Three is Better Than Two - Zayn Malik &Harry Styles (NSFW) 

Dylan O’Brien

Movie Night (NSFW)

Austin Mahone

Away (NSFW)

“So ordinary.”  (Read this with whoever you want.)

He was laughing when his eyes caught her. She was smiling, her hair being completely ridiculous in the wind, her pink wind breaker and black leggings keeping her warm. She was nothing special, at least not to him, she wasn’t what usually caught his eye. She didn’t have the perky boobs, the fat ass, the big lips and the skinny waist that he usually felt attracted too. He didn’t look at her and think Damn I need to tap that, no, it was more like… More like he wanted to get to know her, know what made her get out of bed in the morning, what made her break down. What her biggest dream was and how she planned on accomplishing that. He looked at her as she tried to contain the mass of hair flying around her head and he couldn’t help but smile when he saw her give up with a slight pout on her face. He couldn’t help but notice the freedom in her eyes, how she didn’t care about what other people thought of her. She was just her, in her own little bubble, and all he wanted to do was be a part of that bubble. It looked like she had no worries in her life, like she took everything as it came, like she didn’t rush things and that she knew that everything would be okay. 

She was so.. so ordinary. She was nothing special and that made her so unique. She was one hundred percent her, she didn’t hide behind the mask that most people put on. All he could think about was getting to know her. He couldn’t see himself fucking her and then leave like he did with all the other girls. No, this was the kind of girl that he saw himself eating ice cream with in the middle of winter. The kind of girl who wouldn’t take his bullshit even if he was having a bad day. She was the kind of girl he saw himself cuddled up to on the couch while he was watching some chick flick on tv, but all he was looking at was her and how excited she was about it. She was the kind of girl that he saw himself admiring in complete awe, his eyes shining with curiosity as she challenged him to become a better person. He smiled as she finally looked up, her eyes meeting his. He loved how she had that puzzled look on her face when she looked around, probably wondering if she was who he was looking at. He loved it even more when she returned her gaze to him, his eyes still locked on her, and smiled when she realized that she was actually who he was looking at. She grabbed a stand of hair and put it behind her ear, giving him one more smile before blushing and returning her gaze to whatever she had been doing before. 

Arrow S03 E05 & E11- Chase (Austin Butler FC) & Thea Queen (Willa Holland FC) gif hunt

Under the cut are 33 gifs mainly of Austin Butler as Chase in TV show called Arrow (I will add more when I’ll get to other two episodes where he’s in). There’s Willa Holland also in some of them, so it’s kind of her gif hunt too a little bit. All these gifs are made by me, so don’t claim ar your own and PLEASE DON’T PUT THEM IN OTHER GIF HUNTS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION! I know my gifs when I see them.

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Milton Holland - United States Colored Troops- 

Recipient Of America’s Highest Military Decoration—The Medal Of Honor —For His Actions At The Battle Of Chaffin’s Farm

 

Holland was born as the son of Bird Holland, a white slaveowner (killed in action at the Battle of Mansfield) and an African-American slave. He joined the Army from Athens, Ohio.  At the Athens County Fairgrounds he signed to the recruitment rolls 149 young black men and raised what was to become Company C of the 5th United States Colored Infantry

RANK/UNIT: Sergeant Major, 5th U.S. Colored Troops.

CITATION: "Took command of Company C, after all the officers had been killed or wounded, and gallantly led it.“

MEDAL PRESENTED: 6 April 1865.

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA: Born: Austin, TX. 1844.

Holland was an 18-year-old shoemaker when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He stood 5'8” tall. Holland and the 5th were present at the famous “Battle of the Crater” in Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864, but were not used in the disastrous Union charge. At Chaffin’s Farm (Fort Harrison), Holland and the 5th suffered heavy casualties during the assault and subsequent hand-to-hand combat. “But, with a courage that knew no bounds, the men stood like granite figures. They routed the enemy and captured the breastworks. The courage displayed by young Holland’s regiment on this occasion called for the highest praise from Gen. Grant, who personally rode over the battlefield in company with Generals Butler and Draper.”

By order of General Butler, Holland was promoted to Captain, but because of his color was refused the commission by the War Department. Holland was later present when General Joseph E. Johnston C.S.A. surrendered to General William T. Sherman. Sergeant-Major Holland was mustered out of service at Carolina City, NC, on September 20, 1865.

An order from Gen. Benjamin Butler, dated 11 October 1864, had this to say:

Milton M. Holland, sergeant-major, Fifth U.S. Colored Troops, commanding Company C; James H. Bronson, first sergeant, commanding Company D; Robert Pinn, first sergeant, commanding Company I, wounded; Powhatan Beaty, first sergeant, commanding Company G, Fifth U.S. Colored Troops–all these gallant colored soldiers were left in command, all their company officers being killed or wounded, and led them gallantly and meritoriously through the day. For these services they have most honorable mention, and the commanding general will cause a special medal to be struck in honor of these gallant colored soldiers.

Official Records, #89, p168.

During the war, Holland wrote to, and was published in, his local newspaper, the Athens, Ohio Messenger. Milton, M. Holland, Sergeant Major, 5th USCT Library of Congress

SOURCES:
Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1978, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979 p. 119.
Mitchell, Joseph B. Lt. Col., The Badge of Gallantry, New York: MacMillian & Co., 1986 pp. 141-3.
Bearss- Edwin C., “Black Medals of Honor Received a New Market Heights, 29 September 1864.” National park Service Memo in Richmond NBP files, 2 April 1979.
Davis, William C., Death in the Trenches: Grant at Petersburg. Alexandria, VA Time-Life books, 1986. p. 124.