|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1895|
RICHARD “DAVID” HOWARD.
Private, Company G, 45th Regiment, USCT,
enl. 14 Jun. 1864,
disc. 13 Dec. 1865,
died 2 Sep. 1895
In 1860, he was a laborer presumably living in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, although he is not found in that census. He stood 5' 9" tall and had wooly hair, dark eyes, and a yellow complexion.
A Civil War veteran, he was drafted in Pittsburgh June 14, 1864, but failed to report. Arrested in Pittsburgh July 29, 1864, he was forced to muster into federal service the day of the arrest and charged $37.34 for cost of arrest and transportation. The provost marshal for Pennsylvania's 22nd District recommended he not be court-martialed because "circumstances in his case are very mitigating." Those circumstances are not detailed in his compiled military service records but apparently were valid because he was promoted to sergeant August 3, 1864. However, he was reduced to ranks September 20 and on December 20, 1864, detached as a teamster to the quartermaster department, 25th Army Corps. He honorably discharged with his company November 4, 1865, at Brownsville, Texas.
Plot: Sec. D, Lot 12, Grave 3
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Record added: Feb 22, 2005
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