Howell, Horatio S

Howell, Horatio S.

a Presbyterian minister, born near Trenton, N. J., in 1820, was educated at Princeton College, and the Union Theological Seminary, N. Y. In 1846 he was ordained pastor of East Whiteland Church, Pa. He subsequently became pastor of the Church at Elkton, Md., and at the Delaware Water Gap, Pa. While he was laboring at this latter place the Rebellion broke out. He at once entered the army as chaplain of the 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. His reputation as chaplain was pre-eminent for arduous, zealous, and judicious devotion. He was killed at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863. — Wilson Pres. Hist. Almanac, 1864.

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