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Confederate (CSV)


John Howard

(1834 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 27, from Wilson County, he was commissioned Captain of Company B of the Second Regiment, North Carolina State Troops on 16 May 1861.

On the Campaign

After Colonel Tew was killed in the Sunken Road on 17 September, Captain Howard was senior officer standing, and assumed command of the regiment. He was mortally wounded and captured in action thereafter.

The rest of the War

He was promoted Major to date from 17 September but died of his wounds on 4 October 1862 in Boonsboro. He was originally "buried in Dr. Smith's field". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Service dates from Moore's Roster1, with burial information from Pruett,2 who has him at Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD. Service and other details from the Roster 3 via the Historical Data Systems database. His stone in Calvary Church Cemetery Tarboro, NC, is on Findagrave. His death place from a notice in the Fayetteville Observer of 10 November 1862.




10/04/1862; Boonsboro, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 49  [AotW citation 1037]

2   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 5746]

3   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 19121]