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Howard, Charles H.


Age: 17, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63; substitute - enl 7/28/64, m/i 7/28/64, PVT, Co. D, 17th VT INF, dsrtd, never joined Co.

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Birth: 03/13/1846, Barre, VT
Death: 10/13/1866

Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 90928024


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Maplewood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History
Thirteenth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
War of 1861-1865

Charles H. Howard

Charles H. Howard enlisted in Barre. He gave his age as 17, but on the school register it was 15. He and Harvan (sic) were great chums. Their names came together on the roll and they were nearly always on duty together and nothing escaped their attention. Charles Howard was nearly six feet tall, straight as an arrow, of fine proportion, his clothes and equipments were always faultlessly clean and he was a model type of a volunteer soldier. He was a young man of good health, although a private, we always called him Lieutenant Howard on account of his always keeping his clothes so clean. He was wounded at Gettysburg, although it was never so reported. He was as brave as the bravest. In the spring of 1864 he went to Pennsylvania and at the time President Lincoln was shot he was arrested as J. Wilkes Booth and held nearly 24 hours. He died in New York state in 1866 and I always believe his death was the result of the wound received at Gettysburg.

Pictorial History Thirteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers, p. 679.