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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

John Jackson Howard

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 22 year old clerk, he enlisted in Tuskegee as 3rd Sergeant, Company C, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 29 April 1861. He was appointed 2nd Sergeant on 1 June 1862 and was commissioned 3rd (or Junior 2nd) Lieutenant on 23 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was exchanged and returned to duty, dates not given. He was mortally wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on 2 May 1863 and died in a hospital in the Wilderness on 6 May 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3 and the Alabama Archives.1 His wound and capture on South Mountain from additional research by artist and author of an upcoming novel of the Third Alabama, Booth Malone [his 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment blog].

Birth

07/08/1838; Tuskegee, AL

Death

05/06/1863; in VA

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=95660  [AotW citation 26047]