History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Noel B. Howard
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NOEL B. HOWARD was born in Vermont in 1838 and educated at the Norwich Military Academy. He went south and for a time taught in a military school in one of the Atlantic southern States. Coming to Iowa in 1860 he was located at Lyons when the Civil War began. He enlisted in Company I, Second Iowa Infantry in May, 1861, and was elected first lieutenant. He was in the Battle of Shiloh and promoted immediately after to captain of the company. In October, 1862 he was promoted to major of the regiment. In 1864 he became lieutenant-colonel and soon after colonel of the regiment and at the Battle of Atlanta he was severely wounded. He served with distinction in Sherman's campaign through the Gulf and Atlantic States and retired at the close of the war with a fine reputation as an officer.