Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Ireland. Accredited
to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: Served on board
the U.S.S. Tacony during the taking of Plymouth, N.C., 31 October 1864.
Carrying out his duties faithfully during the capture of Plymouth, Howard
distinguished himself by a display of coolness when he participated in
landing and spiking a 9-inch gun while under a devastating fire from enemy
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)