John Howard(? - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Wilson County, he was commissioned Captain of Company B of the Second Regiment, North Carolina State Troops on 16 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
After Colonel Tew was killed in the Sunken Road on 17 September, Captain Howard was senior officer standing, and assumed command of the regiment. He was mortally wounded in action thereafter.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted Major to date from 18 September, but died of his wounds on 4 October 1862. Originally "buried in Dr. Smith's field" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from Moore's Roster1, with burial information from Pruett2.
Death Date: 10/04/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 49 [AotW citation 1037]
2 Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials , Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010 [AotW citation 5746]
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