Charles S. Hower

BirthDec. 30, 1842
DeathJune 27, 1931
CemeteryGreenwood (Sidney)
PostSumner (Sidney)
Unit7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company F

Private Charles S Hower

Company F, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Hower was born in Pennsylvania on December 30, 1842. He was living in Ashland, Pennsylvania when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on October 22, 1861. Hower was an 18 year old recruit. Private Hower re-enlisted on November 28, 1863 at Huntsville, Alabama. He served nearly 4 years before being mustered out August 23, 1865.

The 7th Pennsylvania was organized at Harrisburg between September and December 1861. During Hower’s enlistment, the outfit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (TN) (September 19-20, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May-September, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations in Georgia and Alabama against General Hood (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Occupation of Selma (AL) (April 2, 1865).

Hower died on June 27, 1931 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney (Cheyenne County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Sumner Post (#12) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Sidney.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.