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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Henderson Calvin Howard

  • Rank: Corporal (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    11th Pennsylvania Reserves
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 30, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Glendale, Virginia, USA
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.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 30, 1898
  • Born: September 16, 1839, Indiana County, PA, United States
  • Died: December 13, 1919, Fort Collins, CO, United States
  • Buried: Grand View Cemetery (MH) (8-39), Fort Collins, CO, United States

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