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Confederate (CSV)


James H. Howell

(1843 - 1911)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 17 year old shoemaker living with his parents at Zebulon in Pike County, GA. He enlisted as First Corporal of Company A, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 4th Sergeant by May 1863 and wounded again near Fredericksburg, VA on 4 May 1863, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863, in the head by a gunshot at Cold Harbor, VA on 1 June 1864, and at Fisher's Hill, VA on 22 September 1864, where he was also captured. He was paroled at Point Lookout, MD and received at Venus Point, Savannah River, GA for exchange on 15 November. He was on sick furlough to 28 February 1865 with no later military record.

After the War

In 1880 he was a boot maker in Zebulon, GA but in 1900 he was an undertaker there.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah E Ballard (1847-1938) in December 1868 and they had 5 children.


01/21/1843; Pike County, GA


10/24/1911; Pike County, GA; burial in Zebulon Methodist Church Cemetery, Zebulon, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7205]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27678]