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J. Howell
J. Howell

Federal (USV)


Jefferson R. Howell

(1844 - 1893)
Home State: Maryland
Command Billet: Soldier
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Maryland, PHB


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enrolled in Company D, 3rd Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry on 14 September 1861 at about age 17.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Captured along with his Regiment at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He mustered out of the Regiment on 14 September 1864.

After the War:
He married Harriet Elizabeth A. Moore on 20 Dec 1866 in Westernport, Allegany County, Maryland by Rev. D. Sheffer. He was a coal miner and lived in Allegany (now Garrett) County.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from the History and Roster1. Thanks to GGGrandson Gary Howell for biographical details and providing an excellent photograph - the source of the picture used here - and for bringing his ancestor to our attention.

Place of Birth: Savage River, Allegany County, MD    
Death Date: 11/23/1893    Death Place: Barton, Allegany County, MD    Burial Place: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills, Allegany County, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 585  [AotW citation 2385]

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