★  Howe, Albion Parris

Albion Parris Howe

Born: March 13, 1818
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Birthplace: Standish, Maine

Father: Ebenezer Howe 1773 – 1841

Mother: Catherine Spring 1780 – 1860

Wife: Elizabeth Law Mehaffey 1838 – 1921
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​

Children:

Elizabeth Mehaffey “Lillee” Howe 1860 – 1942​
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​
Katharine McPherson Howe 1865 – 1935​
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​
William DeLancey “Dancey” Howe 1869 – 1954​
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​
Leonora Spring Howe Booth 1871 – 1958​
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​

Education:

1841: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (8th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1841 – 1846: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1843 – 1846: Assistant Math Professor at West Point​
1846 – 1855: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1846 – 1855: Adjutant of United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry in 2 Mexican War Battles​
1855 – 1863: Captain, United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1859 – 1860: Served at Cavalry of Practice at Fort Monroe, Virginia​
1860 – 1861: on Frontier Duty at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory​

Civil War Career:

1861: Served in the Battle of Rich Mountain, Western Virginia​
1861: Served in the Skirmish at Elk Water, Western Virginia​
1861: Served in the Battle of Greenbrier in Western Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Salem Church, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1879: Major United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1864 – 1866: Commander of Artillery Depot in Washington, D.C.​
1864: Served in the Defenses of Harper’s Ferry​
1865: Brevetted Lt. Colonel, Colonel, Brig. General and Major Gen.​
1866: Member of U.S. Army Artillery Board​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1879: Major, United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1866 – 1867: Member Board to inspect Arms, and Military Stores​
1868: Served with the Freedmen’s Bureau​
1868 – 1872: U.S. Army Commander of Fort Washington, Maryland​
1875: Suffered a bad fever that almost killed him​
1876: Medical leave due to weakness of his back and lower limbs​
1876: In Charge of U.S. Army Disbursing Office in Louisville, Kentucky​
1877: Post Commander in Presidio, California​
1877: Post Commander of Alcatraz Island, California​
1879 – 1882: Lt. Colonel, United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1879 – 1882: U.S. Army Commander of Fort McHenry​
1882: Colonel United States Army 4th​ Artillery​
1882: U.S. Army Commander of Fort Adams, Rhode Island​
1882: Retired from United States Army on June 30th

Died: January 25, 1897

Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: General giving out of the vital powers

Age at time of Death: 79 years old

Burial Place: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
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