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Federal (USV)

Private

John H. Howarth

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company D, 69th New York Infantry on 4 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded "by a conoidal ball, which entered on the twelfth rib, right side, two inches anterior to its angle, and emerged on the same rib, posteriorly, six inches from the first wound" in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army General Hospital in Frederick, MD where Surgeon H.S. Hewitt removed the rear portion of a rib on his right side. He recovered from his wound and was discharged on 1 January 1863 in Frederick.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound and treatment details from McLernon,2 citing the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870), as Private J. H. Haworth.

Birth

c. 1837

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 160  [AotW citation 18118]

2   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001, pg. 17  [AotW citation 18119]