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Howe, Augustus Jonah
Age: 26, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 40th IA INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 40th IA INF, 11/3/63, m/o 6/6/65, Little Rock, AR
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Birth: 06/29/1836, Bennington, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Steve Hanken
Findagrave Memorial #: 43962834
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/17/1881, VA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME, OH, VA, WI
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, IA
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DIES WHILE ON FURLOUGH
Augustus J. Howe, Soldiers' Home member, Passes Away at Vinton
Word from Vinton announces the death of Augustus J. Howe, a member of the Soldiers' Home, who took a furlough a few weeks ago to visit his former home. Mr. Howe was taken ill with pneumonia after arriving at Vinton, which resulted in his death.
Howe was a member of Company K, Fortieth Iowa Infantry, having enlisted at Vinton Aug. 15, 1862. He was discharged June 6, 1865, because of general disability, at Little Rock, Ark. He came to the Home April 27, 1894, and has been a member most of the time since. The trouble that he contracted during the service had made an invalid of him, and his mental condition was such that several years ago E. H. Colcord, of Vinton, was appointed his guardian. Mr. Howe was born at Bennington, Vt., Aug. 21, 1835. The interment was at Vinton, in charge of the G. A. R.
Source: Marshalltown (IA) Evening Times-Republican, January 12, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.