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Howe, Andrew J.


Age: 23, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/28/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, m/o 11/18/64

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Birth: 1838, Jamaica, VT
Death: 02/12/1900

Burial: Crystal Lake Cemetery, Gardner, MA
Marker/Plot: Veterans Section
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/17/1885
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home


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Crystal Lake Cemetery, Gardner, MA

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13 Feb 1900, Tue The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont)


Veteran Formerly From Dummerston Shot Himself.

A.J. Howe, a veteran of the civil war and an inmate of the soldiers' home, shot himself in the hospital at Bennington soon after midnight Monday morning. He served between three and four years in the 1st Vermont cavalry. He entered the home in October, 1894. He was suffering from paralysis of the limbs when received, and has been a cripple since. He frequently remarked that when it got so that morphine would not relieve his pain he would kill himself. The attendants had watched him closely. The night nurse was called Monday morning by Howe, and on entering his room the nurse found Howe's pillow covered with blood. Howe spoke, saying he had shot himself. Howe's nurse found a 22 calibre revolver in the bed. Howe had shot himself through the temple, the ball entering just above the right eye, going through and coming out on the pillow on which he rested his hand when he shot. He was conscious some time after the doctor arrived. Howe enlisted from Dummerston, but since the war he had lived mostly in Gardner, Mass., where his wife was buried. He has one son. Mr. Howe died Tuesday. Jamaica is said to have been his native town.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, Feb. 16, 1900
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.