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Howard, Albert W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/12/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. F, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 12/14/63, mwia, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, d/wds 6/3/64

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VITALS

Birth: 1838, Irasburg, VT
Death: 06/03/1864

Burial: Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, VA
Marker/Plot: (No_Marker)
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Cenotaph: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


DESCENDANTS

cousin of Michelle Howard, Grafton, MA

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BURIAL:

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Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, VA (Unmarked Grave)

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Cenotaph in Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT

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Correspondence

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: DEC. 4, 1862

FORT SLOCUM, NOV. 20, 1862

MR. EDITOR: --- Thinking that perhaps you would like to hear from us again, I take the present opportunity to let you know that we have not all fallen through Chain Bridge into the Potomac. As you can see by the date of this letter, we have moved from our old camp ground at Bunker Hill. We packed our knapsacks, struck tents, and took our line of march for this place Monday morning, and before night were fairly settled in our new situation, Ft. Slocum.

The fort is situated about two miles west of Bunkerhill, and four miles south of Washington City. It is built in a pleasant and very commanding position; and though at present not a large work, such is its position that it has been determined to enlarge it sufficiently to mount seventy-five guns. The work of enlarging it commenced some weeks ago, and is progressing slowly. There are four companies of the 11t at this place, which is the headquarters of the regiment. Three more companies are at Fort Taunton, about three- fourths of a mile south east of us, and the remaining three are at Fort Massachusetts, about the same distance south west, and it is generally expected that we shall stay here through the winter; so that our first work now will be to build us some winter quarters. Some of the companies here have already stockaded their tents for winter, but I think our company will build log houses.

The long talked of transfer of our regiment from infantry to artillery has not yet taken place, and it is very uncertain when it will.

It is said that Gov. Holbrook will not sign the papers for our transfer because if an artillery regiment, we will have to stay much longer after the war is done than if in the infantry. The health of the regiment is at the present time, quite poor; a great many being sick with jaundice, a disease that is quite prevalent among soldiers around here, just now. There are fifteen or twenty of our company that are unfit for duty, and the other companies and the other companies in the regiment are in about the same condition, but we hope when we get over this and get into winter quarters we shall enjoy better health.

There is a prospect now of brisk operations between the army of the Potomac and the forces under Gen. Lee. We hail the change of the programme with much pleasure, and hope to see something done towards crushing the rebellion---something that will bring the good time when we shall return to our homes and friends in Vermont.

Yours Truly

A. W. H.

Submitted by Deanna French.

Obituary

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian

July 1, 1864

A.W. Howard, a brother of the Editor of the Lamoille Newsdealer, in the 11th Vt., was wounded on the 1st inst., in the fight near Richmond, by a Minnie ball through his body, and died on the 3d.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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