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T.E. Howle

T.E. Howle

Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Epaphroditus Howle

(1825 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Raised on his father's farm, he had been postmaster in Leavensworth, SC and in 1860 he was a successful 34 year old merchant at Darlington Court House, SC. He enrolled as First Lieutenant of Company F, 8th South Carolina Infantry on 13 April 1861 in Darlington County and was promoted to Captain on 29 November 1861. He was home recruiting additional troops early in 1862 and obtained enough to form another Company, designated "M" of the 8th Infantry. He was elected their Captain in May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action near the Dunker Church on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

His service information from the Roster 1 and from Steve Batson's research. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV offered for sale by Medhurst & Company.

He married Elizabeth Sarah Vann (1834-1913) in November 1852 and they had 5 children.

More about him in Onward, Christian Soldier by great-great-grandson Thomas Howle, in the Civil War Times of October 2003.


08/19/1825; Darlington County, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Old Black Creek Cemetery, Dovesville, SC


1   Brasington, William Albert "Bil", 8th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry (Rosters), Published 2014, first accessed 27 January 2018, <>, Source page: /8scvicof.html  [AotW citation 24249]