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army officer

Albion Parris Howe, American army officer. member Artillery Board, United States Army, 1866; member bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.

Background

Howe, Albion Parris was born on March 25, 1818 in Standish, Maine, United States. Son of Doctor Ebenezer and Catherine (Spring) Howe.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1841.

Career

Assistant professor mathematics United States Military Academy, 1843-1846. Served with 4th Artillery Regiment, United States Army, in Mexican War. Brevetted captain for service in battles of Contreras and Churubusco, 1847.

Sent with his battery to help restore peace at Harper’s Ferry after John Brown’s Raid, 1859. Served in Civil War campaigns and battles including West Virginia and Peninsular campaigns, battles of Manassas, S. Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg. Commanded artillery depot, Washington, District of Columbia, 1864-1866.

A guard of honor after Lincoln’s assassination. Member Artillery Board, United States Army, 1866. Member bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.

Retired, 1882.

Membership

Member Artillery Board, United States Army, 1866. Member bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Mehaffey, 1859.

father:
Doctor Ebenezer Howe

mother:
Catherine (Spring) Howe

spouse:
Elizabeth Mehaffey