Thursday, May 01, 2008
Civil War memories: Gettysburg
Horatio Howell (left) was a 42-year-old Union chaplain. After tending to wounded soldiers at the Christ Lutheran Church (above) in Gettysburg, Howell was shot and killed by a Confederate soldier on the steps of the church. Apparently, Johnny Reb thought Howell was an officer. Here is the memorial to Howell at the bottom of the steps of the church.