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Federal (USV)


George Howard

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted as a Private, Company B, 5th Ohio Infantry on 15 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in the hospital at Smoketown, MD on 21 September 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Ohio.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


09/21/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3658]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 133  [AotW citation 25169]