|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1846|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1919|
Co G - 18 SC INF - CSA
no dates on his headstone - above birth date is from Hope. Death date was from the SC Death Index.
He married Elizabeth Woods. On September 12, 1864 he enlisted in the 18th Regiment SC Infantry, Company G, Mountain Guards, Wallace Infantry, as a Private, at Columbia SC, for the period of the war, by Major Melton. On April 1, 1865 he is captured by Union forces at Five Forks Virginia. This battle was a Union victory, with the Union forces being commanded by Maj. Gen Philip Sheridan. Sheridan's cavalry pinned the Confederate force in position, and attacked and overwhelmed the Confederate left flank, taking many prisoners. There were 2,950 Confederate casualties. On April 5, 1864 he arrives at City Point VA, and is sent to Point Lookout Prison Maryland as a prisoner of war. He fought in many major battles including The Crater at Petersburg Virginia. On September 22, 1919 he files for a pension for his service.
= = = = = =
Robert had a brother, John T who also served in the same unit, captured and sent to the same prison, and died.
2217 Howe John. T. 18th Infantry G Private South Carolina John was born in 1844, York County SC, the son of Joseph R & Mary C. Howe. He enlisted in the 18th Regt. SC Infantry, Co. G in Wilmington NC, by Col. Wallace, for a period of 3 years as a private. He was 18 years old. He fought in several battles, including Charleston Harbor on Aug to Sept 1863; Bermuda Hundred on May 17 to June 16, 1863; The Petersburg Siege June 1864 to April 1865. He was captured 7/30/1864, at the battle of The Crater, Petersburg VA. He was sent to City Point VA 8/5/1864, where he was sent to Point Look Out MD Union Prison. He was transferred to Elmira 8/12/1864. He died of typhoid fever at the age of 20 years old, grave site # 458 and records show that he had no personal effects at the time of his death. Clay Holmes book list grave site as #459. Elmira Point Lookout
Joseph R. Howe (1811 - 1877)
Mary Clarissa Hemphill Howe (1816 - 1887)
John T. Howe (1844 - 1864)*
Robert T Howe (1846 - 1919)
South Carolina, USA
Created by: BrendaB
Record added: Nov 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22659736
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.