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Confederate (CSV)


James Leander Howe

(1843 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old farm boy on his widowed mother's place in McConnelsville in the York District, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 17th South Carolina Infantry on 12 December 1861 in Columbia, SC.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September and at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal in 1863 and Sergeant He was killed at the Crater near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records, with his presence at "Boonsboro" and Sharpsburg from Colonel McMaster's list for the 17th South Carolina (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA), also as A.J. Howe, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His mother Elizabeth Ann applied for his final pay in November 1864. She died in 1900 - outliving her husband and all but the oldest of her 5 children.


08/19/1843; York District, SC


07/30/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA