Howland, William H.
Age: 22, credited to East Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 9/14/63, m/i 3/3/64, CPL, Co. E, 17th VT INF, mwia, Wilderness, 5/6/64, d/wds 5/10/64
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Birth: abt 1840, Barre, VT
Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
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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WILLIAM H. ROWLAND volunteered from the town of East Montpelier, August 29, 1862, at the age of 22, and joined Company C. All of the boys of East Montpelier were made of the right kind of clay that quickly developed into first class soldiers. Their opportunities for an education were better than the average. They were intelligent and well informed as to the war and what was expected of them as soldiers. Young Howland in age and all other qualifications was adapted to the calling of a fighting soldier. He met every requirement and faithfully served out his term and was discharged with his regiment, July 21, 1863, and returned home but could not be content so long as the war was still pending. He re-enlisted as a veteran September 14, 1863, into Company E, 17th Vermont Regiment and went again to the front in the spring of 1864. Was mortally wounded in the battle of the Wilderness May 6 and died May 10, 1864. Many of this regiment were killed and wounded in these battles of the 5th, 6th and 7th of May. Comrade Howland was a true son of Vermont and a brave soldier or he would not have re-enlisted. His picture may be seen on page 216.
Source: Sturtevant, p. 501