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Federal (USV)


Henry J. Howe

(1832 - 1886)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves on 20 June 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant in September and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD, on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862, returned to duty, and was promoted to Captain on 16 May 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 11 June 1864. He was honored by brevet to Major of Volunteers on 13 March 1865 for "gallant conduct in the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia".

References & notes

His service from Bates.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




12/02/1886; burial in Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22822]