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Howard, William E.


Age: 18, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. K, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63; enl 3/29/64, m/i 4/12/64, Pvt, Co. G, 17th VT INF, pow, Petersburg Mine, 7/30/64, Danville, d/prison 12/4/64

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Birth: abt 1844, Kirby, VT
Death: 12/04/1864

Burial: Danville National Cemetery, Danville, VA
Marker/Plot: G/1057
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 95390642

Cenotaph: Graves Cemetery, Concord, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95390642


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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


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Cenotaph in Graves Cemetery, Concord, VT

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William E. Howard

St. Johnsbury Caledonian
April 7, 1865

Another Victim

Among the multitude of victims to Southern cruelty we find the name of Wm. E. Howard, son of Wm. S, Howard, Esq., of Concord. Young Howard was in the 15th regiment, nine months men, and re-enlisted about a year ago in the 17th from which such a noble sacrifice was offered soon after it left our state. He was not content to remain at home while his country called and had need of him, and inspired with the spirit of genuine patriotism he again bade loved ones farewell, and went forth to finish his good work begun. The family keenly feel their severe loss, but know they have given a noble offering upon their country's altar. He was captured by the rebels July 30, and carried to Richmond, but soon after removed to Danville where we suppose he died. A letter received from his captain (Eldon Hartshorn) gives a worthy tribute to the memory of one who never flinched from duty. It also shows the spirit animating our men in the field, and gives assurance of an overwhelming victory.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.