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Howdershell Peak

Obituary of Humphrey Howdershell, Prince William County, Virginia.

Taps has sounded for another member of W. Ewell Camp, U. C. V., and Comrade Humphrey Howdershell has answered the last roll call on earth. He was born September 30, 1844, near the village of Hopewell, Fauguier County, Va.

in 1862 he joined the Confederate army, enlisting in Company B, 6th Virginia Cavalry. In the cavalry fight at Brandy Station, after surrendering, he was knocked from his horse by a blow on the head by a Union soldier. On another occasion he was wounded in the leg by the bursting of a shell.

In 1869 he was married to Miss Armenia Peak, of Fauquier County, and in 1870 he removed to his farm near Waterfall, in Prince William County, where he died November 7, 1914.

As a citizen Comrade Howdershell stood high in the estimation of the community where he lived. For a number of years he served as trustee of the Gainsville District School Board.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Maazine, July, 1915.

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