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Howard, John 1841 - 1893


Posted By: Allison Lawrence (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Source: The Decorah Republican September 28, 1893 P 2 C 1

Dropped from the Rolls.

On Monday afternoon John Howard breathed his last at his home southeast of this city. Another of the men who stood in the forefront of battle during the long four years of struggle for the Nation’s life, has scaled the heights and is now bivouaced on the eternal camping ground where God and the Angels dwell, leaving behind him a record of gallant service worthy of a true son of the Republic. He enjoyed a pension accorded him by grateful people. In July he received notice from the pension department of the Government he suffered and died for, that “From medical Expert testimony now on file in this office, your case is no longer pensionable!” and in 60 days he died from the effect of his service with the bitter sting of that insult piercing his heart. Further comment is unnecessary.
His funeral obsequies were celebrated to-day, Wednesday, at 9 o’clock, under the auspices of Memorial Post G.A.R., at the request of family and friends. – Cresco Times.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a grave shows he was born in 1841 and is buried at Calvary-Cresco Cemetery.

Calvary Cresco Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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