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Federal (USV)


John Howell

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old shoemaker, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company B, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 February 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company B, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 November 1864 and he was discharged on 1 March 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3


c. 1844 in ENGLAND


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23514]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23515]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 255  [AotW citation 23516]