Henderson C. Howard
|Henderson C. Howard|
September 16, 1839|
|Died||December 13, 1919
Fort Collins, Colorado
|Place of burial||Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Colorado|
|Allegiance||United States of America
|Service/branch||United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||Company B, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
*Battle of Glendale
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Henderson joined the army in June 1861. During the Battle of Glendale in Henrico County, Virginia on June 30, 1862, he was involved in action against Confederate troops. He was captured at the Second Battle of Bull Run, but was later released.
Howard's Medal of Honor was not issued until March 30, 1898. He was one of only two men from the 11th Pennsylvania Reserves to receive the Medal of Honor; the other was Charles Shambaugh from Company D.
He was mustered out of the army in June 1864 with the rank of First Sergeant (he had been a Corporal during the battles of the Peninsular Campaign). After the war he served as the sheriff of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, from 1869-1872.
Howard married Katherine Dalby on March 4, 1879 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. They had a son, Ross Dalby Howard, who was born in 1882.
Medal of Honor citation
While pursuing one of the enemy's sharpshooters, encountered two others, whom he bayoneted in hand-to-hand encounters; was three times wounded in action.
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