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H.B. Howard

H.B. Howard

Federal (USV)

Private

Hiram B. Howard

(c. 1838 - 1863)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old butcher from New Bedford, he mustered as Private, Company D, 20th Massachusetts Infantry on 18 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot which fractured his eg in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, and died on 9 July.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV sold by Heritage Auctions in 2016.

Birth

c. 1838

Death

07/09/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 526  [AotW citation 18631]