He was born in 1836/37 (2 (26 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (2).
When he enlisted, he was a carpenter (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and brown hair (2).
He was drafted (3). He enlisted and was mustered into service for three years in the 118th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on 24 July 1863, at Philadelphia Pennsylvania (1, 2, 3, 5). He was a private in company K of the 118th Pennsylvania (3, 5).
He was wounded at Peeble's Farm, Virginia, on 30 September 1864 (3).
On 2 June 1865, he was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania to company E of the 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 2, 3, 6). He had received an advance bounty of $25, and was due $75 (2). He had drawn $37.58 in clothing since his enlistment (2). He had last been paid, by Major Holman, on 31 December 1864 (2).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 5). He was a private, in company E (6).
On 14 February 1871, he applied successfully for a pension (4, 5).
Perhaps he is the George H Howell who died on 7 October 1877 in Philadelphia.
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 Company E descriptive roll, entry 195 (George H Howell)
3 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'One hundred and eighteenth regiment', volume 3, page 1340. (In the roster) (George H Howell)
4 pension index, by name (George H Howell)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George H Howell)
6 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George H Howell)