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J. Howell

J. Howell

Federal (USV)


Jefferson R. Howell

(1844 - 1893)

Home State: Maryland

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Maryland, PHB

Before Antietam

Enrolled in Company D, 3rd Regiment, Potomac Home Brigade Infantry on 14 September 1861 at about age 17.

On the Campaign

Captured along with his Regiment at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out of the Regiment on 14 September 1864.

After the War

He married Harriet Elizabeth A. Moore on 20 Dec 1866 in Westernport, Allegany County, Maryland by Rev. D. Sheffer. He was a coal miner and lived in Allegany (now Garrett) County.

References & notes

Service dates from the History and Roster1. Thanks to GGGrandson Gary Howell for biographical details and providing an excellent photograph - the source of the picture used here - and for bringing his ancestor to our attention.


1844; Savage River, Allegany County, MD


11/23/1893; Barton, Allegany County, MD; burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills, Allegany County, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 585  [AotW citation 2385]