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Squire E. Howard
Born (1840-05-15)May 15, 1840
Died November 26, 1912(1912-11-26) (aged 72)
Place of birth Jamaica, Vermont
Place of death West Newton, Massachusetts
Place of burial Newton Cemetery, Newton, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Rank Union army cpt rank insignia Captain
Unit Vermont Company H, 8th Vermont Infantry
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Squire Edward Howard was a Medal of Honor recipient who served for the United States Army during the American Civil War.[1]

Civil WarEdit

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 citationEdit

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

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