Howard, Squire Edward
Age: 21, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/19/61, m/i 2/18/62, 1SGT, Co. H, 8th VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. H 1/13/63 (1/21/63), pr 1LT, 10/27/63 (10/27/63), pr CPT, Co. C, 7/26/64 (9/27/64), wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, disch 12/9/64 (Medal of Honor)
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Birth: 05/15/1840, Jamaica, VT
Burial: Newton Cemetery, Newton, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Wayne Henry
Findagrave Memorial #: 8197609
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/20/1865; widow Helen M., 12/26/1912, MA
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Newton Cemetery, Newton, MA
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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor
Squire Edward Howard
Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, Co. H, 8th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Bayou Teche, La., 14 Jan 1863.
Entered service at: Townshend.
Born: Jamaica, May 15, 1840.
Died: 26 Nov 1912, West Newton, Mass.
Buried: Newton Cemetery, Newton, MA
Date of Issue: 29 Jan 1894.
Citation: Voluntarily carried an important message through the heavy fire of the enemy to bring aid and save the gunboat Calhoun.
See also: Beyer and Keydel, 130.
NARA File Number: A-1230-VS-1864.
The Story of American Heroism
Capt. S. E. Howard is secretary of a cattle company in Wyoming Territory.
Source: 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History off-site page 261