Birth: Sep. 12, 1840, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Oct. 21, 1919, Scotland, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
A Civil War veteran, he first served with Mercereau's Independent Cavalry Militia August 20, 1863 - February, 1864, but is on the roster as "John Hower." He then enlisted and mustered into federal service at Chambersburg February 4, 1864, as a private with Co. G, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (182nd Pa). Wounded in the head at Petersburg, Virginia, August 8, 1864, he returned to active duty (minus some hair, as the photo to the right shows) and honorably discharged with his company July 8, 1865.
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