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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

Rezin G. Howell

(Ap'd Ky.)


Rezin Gist Howell: Born 1842, Clark County, KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 13, 1864, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 13, 1864.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑66: in the Georgia Campaign (Army of Tennessee), being engaged in the Siege of Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 1‑25, 1864, — on the Chattahoochee River, guarding General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman's communications, Aug. 25 to Sep. 14, 1864, — in camp at East Point, Ga., Sep. 15 to Oct. 4, 1864, — and in Occupation of Atlanta, Oct. 4 to Nov. 1, 1864; in garrison at Nashville, Ten., Nov. 16, 1864, to Feb. 15, 1865, being present at the battle of Nashville, Dec. 15‑16, 1864; in protecting workmen on Nashville and Franklin Pike, Feb. 15 to

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 1, 1865)

Apr. 10, 1865; and in garrison at Bridgeport, Ala., Apr. 13 to June 27, 1865, — and Chattanooga, Ten., June 27 to Aug. 5, 1865.

Served: on frontier duty at Cape Disappointment, Wash., Oct., 1865, to Nov., 1868; in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 16, 1868, to Mar., 1869, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Sep., 1870; on leave of absence, Sep. 28, 1870, to Mar. 28, 1871; in garrison at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Nov., 1872; Raleigh, N. C., to Sep., 1874, — Marion, N. C., to May, 1875, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to May, 1876, — Ft. Foote, Md., to Nov. 22, 1877, except while engaged in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July to Oct., 1877; as Professor of Military Science in the University of Kentucky, Nov. 27, 1877, to July 1, 1881; in garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., Sep. 1, 1881, to June 1, 1885, — and Mt. Vernon Barracks,

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Nov. 8, 1882)

Ala., to May 2, 1887.

Died May 2, 1887, at Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala.: Aged 45.

Buried, Machpelah Cemetery, Mount Sterling, KY.

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