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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II
p366
1406

(Born R. I.)

George W. Howland

(Ap'd at Large)

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George Washington Howland

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Rifles, July 1, 1848.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1849, — March to Oregon, 1849, — Ft. Hall, Wash., 1849‑50, — Escorting Topographical party in Utah, 1849‑50, — and Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1850‑51; on Recruiting service, 1851;

(Second Lieut., Mounted Rifles, June 30, 1851)

and on frontier duty at Ft. Merrill, Tex., 1851‑52, — Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1852, — Scouting, 1852, — constructing wells on road to Corpus Christi, Tex., 1853, — Edinburg, Tex., 1853, — San Antonio, Tex., 1854, — Expedition against Texas Indians, 1854‑55, — Scouting, 1855, — Ringgold

(First Lieut., Mounted Rifles, Mar. 3, 1855)

Barracks, Tex., 1856, — March to New Mexico, via Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1856, — Las Lunas, N. M., 1856, — Santa Fé, N. M., 1856‑57, — Gila Expedition, p3671857, being engaged against the Mogollon Indians in a Skirmish at the Cañon de los Muertos, N. M., May 24, 1857, — Santa Fé, N. M., 1857, — Ft. Thorn, N. M., 1857‑58, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1858, — Scouting, 1858‑59, being engaged against Navajo Indians in Skirmishes, near Ft. Defiance, Oct. 17 and 23, 1858, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1859, — Scouting, 1859, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1859‑60, — Scouting, 1860, — Ft. Craig, N. M., 1860, — Scouting, 1860‑61, — and Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Operations

(Captain, Mounted Rifles, May 14, 1861: 3d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

in New Mexico, 1861‑62, being engaged in the Battle of Valverde, Feb. 21, 1862, — Skirmish with Comanche Indians, Mar. 3, 1862, — and

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 21, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Valverde, N. M.)

Action at Peralta, Apr. 15, 1862; on frontier duty at Ft. Wise, Col., 1862‑63; in command of Regiment at Columbus, Ky., Feb. 28 to Mar. 12, 1863, — Expedition to Tennessee River and Ft. Heiman, Ky., Mar. 12‑19, 1863, — Columbus, Ky., Mar. 20 to Apr. 20, 1863, — and Memphis, Ten., Apr. 24 to Oct. 8, 1863; on March to Chattanooga, Knoxville, Ten., Murphy, N. C., and Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 8, 1863, to Jan. 1, 1864, being engaged in several skirmishes; in garrison and scouting about Huntsville, Jan. 1 to Mar. 2, 1864; in movement to St. Louis, Mo., and thence to Little Rock, Ark., Mar. 2 to June 9, 1864; in garrison at and scouting about Little Rock, Ark., June 9 to Sep. 8, 1864; on leave of absence, Sep. 8 to Nov. 7, 1864; and in command of Regiment at and about Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 7, 1864, to Jan. 12, 1866, — Ft. Smith, Ark., Jan. 21 to June 7, 1866, — March to New Mexico, June 7 to Sep. 8, 1866, — Ft. Craig, N. M., Sep. 8 to Oct. 3, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting service, Oct. 3, 1866, to Jan. 21, 1867; on

(Major, 2d Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1866)

frontier duty at Ft. Craig, N. M., Mar. to Apr., 1867; in command of regiment at Ft. Laramie, Dak., Aug. 2 to Nov. 23, 1867, — of detachment of regiment at F. T. D. A. Russell, Wy., Nov. 29, 1867, to Aug., 1868, — and of regiment at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Aug. 5, 1868, to Mar., 1869.

Wholly Retired from Service, Apr. 8, 1869.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Died Dec. 21, 1886, at Santa Fé, N. M.: Aged 62.

Buried, Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM.


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