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Joseph M. Howell, CSA[1]

Male Abt 1838 - Abt 1862  (~ 24 years)

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  • Name Joseph M. Howell  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix CSA 
    Birth Abt 1838  Taliaferro, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave URL 
    FindAGrave ID 24998604 
    FamilySearch ID LKYB-DWX 
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    Death Abt Oct 1862  Warrenton, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Burial Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I7223  Main
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2020 

    Father Abram R. Howell,   b. 1807, GA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1867 (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Permelia Dunham,   b. 1822   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage 15 Sep 1831  Taliaferro County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1838 - Taliaferro, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Abt Oct 1862 - Warrenton, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary - Joseph Howell
    Obituary - Joseph Howell
    Weekly chronicle & sentinel. (Augusta, Ga.) March 17, 1863

  • Notes 
    • "Killed in the Civil War while a soldier for the Confederate Army"

      Notes from Obituary:

      "Died, at the Hospital at Warrenton, VA., Private Jos. M. Howell, a member of company H, 15th regiment Georgia Volunteers."

      "The deceased was born and raised in Taliaferro county, GA, was the eldest son of Abram and Amelia Howell, and was ? [JSH: 24] years of age at the time of his death"

      "At the second battle of Manassas he was severely wounded, and sent to the hospital at Warrenton, VA.  There he lived for several months..."

      Joseph M. Howell is listed 15th Infantry Regiment - D in the Georgia Civil War Soldiers Index.

      Manassas National Battlefield Park administration notes:

      "The Battle of Second Manassas: August 28-30, 1862

      In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The naive enthusiasm that preceded the earlier encounter was gone. War was not the holiday outing or grand adventure envisioned by the young recruits of 1861. The contending forces, now made up of seasoned veterans, knew well the realities of war. The Battle of Second Manassas, covering three days, produced far greater carnage-3,300 killed-and brought the Confederacy to the height of its power. Still the battle did not weaken Northern resolve. The war's final outcome was yet unknown, and it would be left to other battles to decide whether the sacrifice at Manassas was part of the high price of Southern independence, or the cost of one country again united under the national standard."

      "Second Manassas: Order of Battle

      The basic unit of military organization in the 1860's was the company, comprised of 100 officers and enlisted men. A total of ten companies formed a regiment; five regiments a brigade; three brigades a division; and three divisions a corps. Casualties, desertions, expired enlistments, and other factors frequently caused drastic reductions in the sizes of all organizations. Often, for example, a division fielded fewer men than a single regiment at full strength. 

      The largest operational unit, armies, were named for the department in which they operated. A total of 16 separate armies were formed by the Union, and 23 in the Confederacy. 

      Nearly 3,000,000 men served in Union armies during the Civil War. Northerners raised 1,696 infantry regiments, 272 cavalry regiments, and 72 artillery regiments. Definitive statistics for Confederate armies are lacking, but estimates place the total number of men under arms between 600,000 and 900,000."  [6, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

    2. [S1323] Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel, "eldest son of Abram and Amelia Howell".

    3. [S1735] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,, ((, accessed 27 Aug 2018), entry for Joseph M. Howell, person ID LKYB-DWX.

    4. [S1324] The Georgia Historical Quarterly, Sept 1940 24:279 - Joseph M. Howell obituary reproduction.

    5. [S1656],

    6. [S1325] Manassas National Battlefield Park,

    7. [S1327] Georgia Civll War Soldiers Index, (On line. Contains the names of 272,000 Georgia men who served in the Civil War 1998 by Eastern Digital Resources -,