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Federal (USV)


Abraham Howard, Jr.

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He moved from his native New York with his family to the town of Shoals in Martin County, Indiana in about 1852, but soon after went to Muscatine County, Iowa. On his wife's death in 1860 he returned with his infant son Frank to live with his parents in Indiana. He mustered as Private, Company A, 14th Indiana Infantry on 7 June 1861. He was appointed Corporal on 7 October.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died the next day. He was probably buried on the field.

References & notes

Service information from the Adjutant General,1 which has him as Abram Howard and says he was killed outright on 17 September. Details from descendant Carolyn Ann Howard in a blog post about Abraham and his family. His memorial is on Findagrave.


1837; Dale, Wyoming County, NY


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 274  [AotW citation 20578]