HOWE, ORION P.
Rank and Organization: Musician, Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry. Place and
Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 19 May 1863. Entered Service At: Woken, Ill. Birth:
Portage County, Ohio. Date of Issue: 2 3 April 1896.
A drummer boy, 14 years of age, and severely wounded and exposed to a heavy fire from
the enemy, he persistently remained upon the field of battle until he had reported to Gen.
W. T. Sherman the necessity of supplying cartridges for the use of troops under command of