Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||26th MVI||Private; enl. and must. Aug. 12, 1862||discharged Jan. 21, 1863 for promotion (Officer, U.S. Colored Troops)||Acton||shoemaker||age 31|
|D||3rd Corps de Afrique (formerly 3rd La. Native Guards)||Jan. 21, 1863||died Dec. 1, 1863||Acton||died Dec. 1, 1863 at New Orleans, La. as 2nd Lieut.|
|MASSCW, 3:91, 7:301|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
3rd Corps de Afrique
|May 7, 1864||Widow||51 206||26 570||Louisiana||Mary A. Howard|
|Date||December 1, 1863|
|Place||St. James Hospital, New Orleans, La.|
John A. Howard was born in Dover, Vermont. He married Mary Ann Taft in Upton, Mass. on March 12, 1855. They had one child, Flora, born April, 1858 in Upton, Mass. (source: pension file).
John Howard, a 32 year old Boot Maker born in Vermont, is recorded as an inhabitant of Holliston, Massachusetts in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 198/224) with Minmi, age 28, and Flora, age 2 (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
The death of Lieut. John A. Howard, Soldier in United States Service, is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton, p. 18.
The name John A. Howard is recorded on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 99.
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