Thursday, November 05, 2015

Squire Edward Howard.

Eighth Vermont Infantry, Regimental History.

Page 234., Capt. S. E. Howard was a mere boy when he enlisted as a private in Company H. He was afterwards promoted to second lieutenant, then to first lieutenant. During the campaign up the Teche to Alexandria, and the siege of Port Hudson, he was acting quartermaster of the regiment. He was then promoted to the captaincy of Company C, which he commanded in the battles of Opequon and Fisher s Hill. In the battle of Cedar Creek he was disabled by severe wounds, and on that account received an honorable discharge in the following December. As a soldier and officer, Capt. Howard was made of the best stuff, and earned each honor he received by duties well per formed
Page 261, Capt. S. E. Howard is secretary of a cattle company in Wyoming Territory.

Page 268-9, S. E. Howard. Private Company H, Nov. 19, 1861 ; 1st  sergeant, Feb. 18, 1862 ; 2cl lieutenant Company H, Jan. 12, 1863 captain Company C, July 26, 1864; honorably discharged, Dec. 9,1864, for wounds received in action at Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864; served as acting quartermaster of the regiment, Jan. to Dec., 1863; in charge of recruiting party sent to Vermont, Dec., 1863, to March, 1864; acting adjutant during veteran furlough of regiment; A. A. D. C. on brigade staff, and acting quartermaster of brigade judge advocate of court martial held on steamer Cahawba, between New York and New Orleans..

Squire Edward Howard.

Birth: May 15, 1840.
Death: Nov. 26, 1912.

Wife: Helen Marsh Howard.                                                                                                   

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a First Sergeant in Company H, 8th Vermont Infantry for action on January 14, 1863 at Bayou Teche, Louisiana. His citation reads "Voluntarily carried an important message through the heavy fire of the enemy to bring aid and save the gunboat Calhoun.

Burial: Newton Cemetery, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts ,

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