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Orion Perseus Howe
Birth: Dec. 29, 1848
Portage County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1930
Greene County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Musician in Company C, 55th Illinois Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 19,1863. His citation reads "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 Colonel Malmborg". His Medal was awarded to him on April 23, 1896. He was one of nine 55th Illinois Infantry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Corporal Robert M. Cox, 1st Lieutenant John H. Fisher, Chaplain Milton L. Haney, Corporal James W. Larrabee, Private Robert A. Lower, Private Jerome Morford, Private Jacob Sandford and Corporal John Warden). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  William Harrison Howe (1820 - 1901)
  Eliza Ann Westland Howe (1826 - 1852)
  Ella Davis Mitchell Howe (1847 - 1885)*
  Mary(Maria) Eva Stephan Howe (1861 - 1916)*
  Lyston David Howe (1880 - 1971)*
  "Percy" Howe (1880 - ____)*
  Ella Howe Fulton (1882 - 1969)*
  Orion Perseus Howe (1884 - 1886)*
  Orion Perseus Howe (1848 - 1930)
  Lyston Druett Howe (1850 - 1937)*
  Wilfred Elon Howe (1855 - 1943)**
  Edith Adelle Howe Hess (1859 - 1931)**
  Cora Ella Howe Fuller (1861 - 1930)**
  Clara Mae Howe Clark (1864 - 1910)**
  Francis Marion Howe (1866 - 1938)**
  Ida Belle Howe Mayer (1868 - 1917)**
  Alice Eliza Howe Hardy (1870 - ____)**
  Rubina Marian Howe Barrett (1874 - 1967)**
  Angeline Leota Howe Marshall (1876 - 1961)**
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Springfield National Cemetery
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 4, Grave 207A
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 18, 2001
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We learned about you during our Medal of Honor Journey this summer. You were a very brave boy and were not much older than us. Thank you for your service. We remember you.
- DJ and Derrick
 Added: Aug. 15, 2015
A brave young lad who did his duty well!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015

- Marlita
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015
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