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           Woodbury, NJ

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                                                                                                                                   Gen. Joshua Blackwood Howell

                                                                                                                                           9/11/1806 – 9/14/1864

                                                                                                                                      Gen. Howell Post 31 GAR

                                                                                                                                                                Woodbury , New Jersey

 

            Brigadier General Joshua Blackwood Howell was born on September 11, 1806 in “Fancy Hill” now West Deptford , New Jersey. 

During the Civil War he commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps.  He died from injuries received before 

Petersburg Va.   On Sept. 14, 1864 while in temporary command of the 3rd Division of the 10th Corps.  General Howell was the 10th  

child of Colonel Joshua Ladd Howell and Anna Blackwood Howell.  His father commanded the 2nd Regiment of New Jersey Troops during 

the war of 1812.  His Grandfather Colonel John Ladd Howell was a commissary of the Revolutionary Army.    For some years prior to the 

Civil War, Joshua Howell held the rank of Brigadier General of the State Militia.  He was married twice and had several children but only 3  

survived to adulthood.  His first wife was Mary Lewis.  They were married on April 7, 1831 and she died September 7, 1852.  His second 

wife was Catherine Whitely; they were married October 15, 1854.  Joshua Howell entered the Union Army commissioned as Colonel of the 

85th Pennsylvania volunteers on November 12, 1861 and was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers on September 12, 1864 only 2 

days before his death.   General Howell died when his horse fell on him.  In his honor, Maj. General John G. Foster ordered the new fort recently 

erected at Mitchellville to be named as “ Fort Howell ”.  His body arrived in Woodbury NJ on September 19, 1864 and was first interred in 

the Presbyterian Cemetery in Woodbury but was later removed to Eglington Cemetery .

 



Memorial Services Program for the dedication of the 

CW/GAR memorial in front of the old city hall in Woodbury, NJ.

Memorial Services Program Committee:
George W. Smith, John m. Henderson, Nathan Allen, Thos. H. Andrews
Joseph L. Franklin, Willian Pierson, Joseph A. Noblitt and Charles W. Starr

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

Civil War Monument Dedication, Woodbury, NJ  1918

 


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                                                                                                                      *     = List of Howell Post 31 applications in Gloucester co. His. Soc.

  

 

Last Name 1st.  Name Mid. Regt. Birth  Death  Buried Rank Notes Add.Date Address
Abbott Charles V.           *, listed as Abraham PC 1893, PPC 1894, 95, 96   Hurffville

Adams

Charles V.           1900    
Allen Edwin I.           PPC, *.  listed as Abram PC 1893   Woodbury
Allen Abraham K.     3/4/1905   Pvt. *, listed as Abram PC 1893, PPC 1894, 95,96, 97 through 1906   Woodbury
Allen Nathan             1885, PPC 1886 & 1887, 1st Sgt. maj. of post / newspaper acc of instal of post 9/29/1879 Glouc/ His Soc Mon. Dedica. program 5/30/1884, Charter members    
Anderson John M.           1894    
Andrews Thos. H.           PPC 1886, 87 & 89, Mon. Dedica program 5/30/1884, PPC 1892, 1893, 94, 95, 96 through 1907   Woodbury
Angel Wm. N.           PC 1880, PPC 1886, 87, 89, 1st Chaplain of post / newspaper acc of instal of post 9/29/1879 Glouc/ His Soc Charter mem.    
Barnaby Levi             *   Woodbury
Bates Joseph D.           *   Wenonah
Brown Benj. B.           1885, 1895    
Brown Charles             *   Paulsboro
Brown John T.           *   Mantua
Burkett Jacob W.           *   Woodbury
Burkett Theodore F.           *   Woodbury
Burkitt James M.     1884     1885    
Burt Robert G.           *   Thorofare
Cameron Robert E.           *   Paulsboro
Carter William R.           *   Woodbury
Casto Jeremiah             *   Paulsboro
Casto William S.           *   Paulsboro
Cattell Aaron W. 3 NJ Inf.         1885, PPC 1886, 87, 89, 1st Commander of Post, PPC 1892, listed as Adon PPC 1893, - in 1894 & 1895 & 1896 - 1902    
Cattell Edward C. Co. E, 24 NJV   9/21/1904   1 Lt. PPC, 1st QM of post / newspaper acc of instal of post 9/29/1879 Glouc/ His Soc Charter mem. 1892, 1893, PC 1895, 1896, 97 through 1904, In Memoriam 1905   Woodbury
Chew Aloonzo S.     10/  1905   Pvt. PC 1903, *, 1893, listed as Alonzo PC 1894, listed as Alonzo again so changed from Aloone PPC 1895, 1896 through 1905, In memoriam 1906   Woodbury
Clayton Edward W.           *, PC 1887, PPC 1889, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, PPC 1897   Woodbury
Clayton W. W.           1886    
Cloaster Joseph             *   Woodbury
Cobb Oliver             *   Woodbury
Cook Joseph             *   Crosskeys
Cowgill Isaac J.           *   Paulsboro
Cozens Wm. T. Co. E, 24 NJV         PPC, 1910 war songs Book - Vineland His. Soc., listed as Zack Cozens in photo taken in  front of court house 1918, PC 1905, PPC 1908 - 1910   Woodbury
Creig Andrew             *   Mantua
Davis James W.           PPC, PC 1892, PPC 1893, 94, 95, 96, in photo taken in  front of court house 1918, listed as Davies PPC 1897 through 1910   Woodbury
Dawson Joshua D. Co. A, 12 NJV         PC 1913, 1st Adj. of post / newspaper acc of instal of post 9/29/1879 Glouc/ His Soc, 1910 war songs Book - Vineland His. Soc., in photo taken in  front of court house 1918, PPC 1902, through 1910   Woodbury
Deam Alexander M.           *, listed as Deans PPC 1892, 1893, 94, 95, 96   Woodbury
Dehart Mulford P.           *   Woodbury
Depson Joseph             *   Woodbury
Dopson William H.           *, in photo taken in  front of court house 1918, listed as William R. PC 1907   North Woodbury
Dopson William R.           PC 1914, *, war songs Book - Vineland His. Soc., listed as Dapson PPC 1908, PPC 1910   Woodbury
Downs Geo. S.           1880, PPC 1886, 87, 89, charter mem, PPC 1893, 94, 95    
Duffield Thomas C.           *   Woodbury
Duffield William H.           *   Woodbury
Edwards Martin   Co. G, 24 NJV   12/5/1909   Pvt. Nercology 1910 Dept. rpt.    
Eggie Eustice       3/23/1905     Nercology 1910 Dept. rpt.    
Eldrige David C.           *   Sewell
Fales George C.           *   Woodbury
Franklin Joseph L.     1895 Hampton,Va   PC 1885, PPC 1886, 87, 89,  *, Mon. Dedica program 5/30/1884, DJVC & PPC 1892, PPC 1893, 94,  discussion to bring body to NJ 1895 Pg. 44   Woodbury
Garron Lycurgus V.           *   Woodbury
Gaunt Barckley             *, listed as Barclay 1895   Woodbury
Gaunt Harry G.           *   North Woodbury
Gilmour H. S.           *   Wenonah
Green Chester             *   Paulsboro
Green Geo. G.           Listed as 1st JVC / newspaper acc of instal of post 9/29/1879 Glouc/ His Soc, charter member    
Hannold John W.           *, Spell Hanhold, 1910 war song book Vineland His. Soc.   Woodbury
Harris Daniel B. Co.K, 12 NJV   12/13/1909   Pvt. Nercology 1910 Dept. rpt.    
Henderson John M. Co. F, 4 NJV   10/27/1909   Pvt. *, 1889, 1896, 97 through 1910   Woodbury
Hewett Benjamin W.           *   Throughfare
Hillman Edward F.           *   North Woodbury
Hollis Amariah             *   Berkley Mt.Royal
Horner Malachi             *   RedBank
Hughes George W.           *   Woodbury
Hughes Joseph F.           *   Mickleton
Hughes Theodore             *   Thorofare
Hutchinson Jas. H. Co G, 28 NJ         PPC, 1910 war song book Vineland His. Soc. in photo taken in  front of court house 1918, PPC 1910   Woodbury
Jarrett Isaac             PC 1886, PPC 1887, 89, *, 1889, PPC 1892, 1893, 94, 95, 96, 1897   Woodbury
Jennings George W.           *   Wenonah
Johnson Charles W.           *, roll of the dead 1896   Gloucerter
Kastner Lorentz             *   Mantua
Keen Charles             *   Woodbury
Keller John             *   Woodbury
Kerr Robert             *   Woodbury
Lawrence Charles Corey           *   Woodbury
Laws George C.           *   Paulsboro
Lee Edwon J.           *   Woodbury
Livermore Wm. H.           1910 war song book Vineland His. Soc. , 1898, 1902, in photo taken in  front of court house 1918    
Locke Thomas A.           *   Mantua
Madara John             *   Woodbury
Meyers Elbert             *   Woodbury
Morgan John                 Woodbury
Morgan, Jr. Joseph F.           PPC, *   Woodbury
Morgan, Sr. Joseph             1913, * in photo taken in  front of court house 1918, PC 1908, 1910   Woodbury
Neil Fred P.           *   Woodbury
Netherly Charles             1910 war song book Vineland His. Soc.    
Noblit Joseph A.           *, Mon. Dedica. program 5/30/1884,  1892   Wenonah
Owens William W.           *   Thorofare
Paris John W.           *   Woodbury
Parker Edward G.           *   Woodbury
Peirce Lewis D.           *   Hurffville
Pierson William             Memorial Service Program Ded of Mon. 1884    
Porch J. H.           *   Woodbury
Preston Edmund G.           *   Woodbury
Preston William G.           *   Woodbury
Quinn William             *   Paulsboro
Rofsell Charles H.           *   Redbank
Sapp Edward N.           *   Deptford
Schwab George             *   Mantua
Schwebel Lewis H.           *   MullicaHill
Scott Edmund L.           *   Paulsboro
Sharp Joseph            

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  Mantua
Shinn William C.           *   Woodbury
Skill James             *   Redbank
Smith Charles D.           PPC, PC 1910 war song book Vineland His. Soc. in photo taken in  front of court house 1918, PC 1910   Woodbury
Smith George W.           1886, * - service program Monument Ded. 5/30/1884, 1887, PPC 1892, 1893, 94, 95   Woodbury
Smith William M.           *, 1887, 1889, 1894   Woodbury
Snover Cyrus G.           *   Westville
Sparks Abraham L.           *,  in photo taken in  front of court house 1918   Woodbury
Stanton Lewis             *   Paulsboro
Starr Charles W.           Mem Service program Ded. of monument 1884    
Stewart Augustus             *   Almonesson
Strang Samuel             *   Woodbury
Stratton George C.           *   Woodbury
Talman Edward C.           *   Woodbury
Talman Samuel M.           *   Woodbury
Tanner Martin Henry           *   Paulsboro
Thompson George D.           1885, Dishonorably discharged from post, *,   Woodbury
Tomlin Samuel             *   Woodbury
Troth Geo. D.     1886     Listed as 1st off of the day / newspaper acc of instal of post 9/29/1879 Glouc/ His Soc, Charter member, 1887    
Urban Walter             *   Woodbury
Vanaman James H.           *   Westville
Vanneman Hiram B.           1885, Charter member, PC 1889, PPC 1892, 1893, 94, 95, 96, 1897    
Ware Ephraim C.           *, 1889, PPC 1892, 1893, 94, 95, PPC 1897   Woodbury
Watson Joseph C.           PC 1906, PPC 1907    
Weatherby Charles F.           *, 1896, 97, 1902   Woodbury
Weeks Fred K.           *   Westville
Wilkins Aaron M.     1888     *, 1889   Woodbury
Williams Benjamin F.           *   Monongahela
Williams Charles I.           *   Wenonah
Wollard William M.           *   Redbank
Yearicks Jacob H.           *   Woodbury
Yericks Joseph             *   Wenonah
Yericks William       1888     *, listed as Yerrick in 1889   Berkley
Ziegler Christian       1896     Roll of the dead 1896, Dept rpt 1907    
Ziegler Christopher             *   Wenonah

 

 

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