From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/7/1862, p. 2, c. 5
...At the residence of his father, Rev. John D. Holstead, on Sunday afternoon, October the 5th, at 6 o'clock P. M., of typhoid fever, Mr. R. N. HOLSTEAD, formerly of "Parker's Artillery Company," at the time of his death, druggist in "Royster's Hospital," aged 22 years, 4 months and 2 days.
His funeral will take place this (Tuesday) morning, at 10 o'clock, at Union Station Methodist Church. His friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.