(1842 - 1910)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
An 18 year old factory operative in Graniteville, Edgefield District, he enlisted as First Corporal, Company F, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 June 1861. He was promoted to 5th Sergeant in January 1862 and 4th Sergeant in February.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by a gunshot to his left shoulder in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.
The rest of the War
He was in the USA General Hospital in Chester, PA in October 1862, held at Fort Delaware, then sent to Fortress Monroe, VA 15 December for exchange. He was treated at the CSA General Hospital in Petersburg, VA in December and furloughed for 90 days on 23 January 1863. He was discharged for disability in May 1863. He may have enlisted in Company K, 3rd Battalion South Carolina Light Artillery (the "Palmetto Battalion") in June 1863. He was surrendered and paroled on 21 May 1865 at Augusta, GA.
After the War
In 1870 he was a blacksmith in Graniteville. By 1880 and to at least 1900 he practiced that profession in Gregg, Aiken County, SC.
References & notes
His service from Swain 1 and the Roll.2 He's listed in a post-war roll and in John A. Chapman's History of Edgefield County (1897) as First Sergeant. There's an "H. Howard" listed in Co. K 3rd Artillery Battalion in the index to the CSRs. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850-1900; some have his birth in Georgia, some in South Carolina. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as Henry Hampton Howard, Sr. His horizontal government stone has him as H. Hampton Howard, his original and vertical government markers as H.H. Howard. His father's name was Hampton H. Howard, so he may have been a "Junior".
He married Leah Caroline Horton (1841-1902) and they had 6 children.
His son Henry Hampton "Bud" Howard (b. 1870) was shot and killed in 1925 while Sheriff of Aiken County and on a (probably bogus) liquor raid.
02/16/1842 in SC
06/05/1910; Graniteville, SC; burial in Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, SC
1 Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pp. 540-41 [AotW citation 24539]
1 Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company F, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols. [AotW citation 24540]