Squire E. Howard

Squire Edward Howard (May 15, 1840 – November 26, 1912) was a Medal of Honor recipient who served for the United States Army during the American Civil War.[1]

Squire E. Howard
Born(1840-05-15)May 15, 1840
Jamaica, Vermont
DiedNovember 26, 1912(1912-11-26) (aged 72)
West Newton, Massachusetts
Place of burial
Newton Cemetery, Newton, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Captain
Unit Company H, 8th Vermont Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor

Civil War

Howard enlisted into the Union Army at Townshend, Vermont as a sergeant.[2] He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in January 1863, and was discharged as a captain in December 1864.[3] Howard was issued the Medal of Honor in January 1894 for his actions on January 14th 1863 during the Bayou Teche Campaign.[2]

Medal of Honor citation

"Voluntarily carried an important message through the heavy fire of the enemy to bring aid and save the gunboat Calhoun." [4]

See also


  1. "Vermont Civil War, Lest We Forget". vermontcivilwar.org. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  2. History, U.S. Army Center of Military. "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (A-L)". history.army.mil. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  3. "Squire E Howard: Person, pictures and information - Fold3.com". Fold3. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  4. "CMOHS.org - First Sergeant HOWARD, SQUIRE E., U.S. Army". www.cmohs.org. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
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