Person:Howard Forrer (1)

     
Howard Forrer
m. 8 Feb 1826
  1. Elizabeth Hannah Forrer1827 - 1874
  2. Edward Forrer1830 - 1838
  3. Augusta Forrer1833 - 1907
  4. Anne Forrer1835 - 1837
  5. Mary Forrer1838 - 1929
  6. Howard Forrer1841 - 1864
Facts and Events
Name Howard Forrer
Gender Male
Birth[6][1][14] 11 Nov 1841 Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Residence[11] 1850-1864 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United Statessoutheast corner First and Ludlow streets
Census[10] 28 Sep 1850 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesWard 2
Graduation[15] 1858 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesCentral High School
Occupation[11][14] 1860-1862 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesAssistant Teacher at Second District School
Census[9] 25 Jul 1860 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesWard 2; no occupation listed on census
Military[5] 11 May 1862 "Enlistment Date"; no rank or regiment given; no specific details until 5 Nov 1862
Military[12] 9 Aug 1862 commissioned a First Lieutenant with the "12th" [112th?] Ohio; went to Kentucky to repel Kirby Smith invasion
Military[4][5] 5 Nov 1862 Enlisted, 112th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Military[4][5] 5 Nov 1862 Commissioned as Full 1st Lieut. (1st Lieut. & Adjutant)
Military[4][5] 6 Nov 1862 Transferred to Company S, 63rd Volunteer Ohio Infantry Regiment
Death[3][7][8] 22 Jul 1864 Decatur, DeKalb County, GeorgiaKilled during the Battle of Atlanta
Cause of Death[3] 22 Jul 1864 Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United StatesCivil War, Killed in combat, Battle of Atlanta
Other[7] 13 Nov 1865 Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United Statesremains arrived back in Dayton
Burial[6][7][8] 14 Nov 1865 Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesSection 102, Lot 1348


According to his obituary (S14), he was an excellent student and had intended to become a civil engineer [like his father].

I have not found any evidence (e.g. soldier records) that Howard participated in the 12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. I have found records for the 112th and the 63rd. I believe the allusion to the 12th OVI is an error in the newspaper article.

References
  1. Bruen, Frank. Christian Forrer, the clockmaker, and his descendants. (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1939).
  2.   Peirce family; Forrer family; and Howard family. Forrer-Peirce-Wood Collection.
  3. 3.0 3.1 United States. War Department; United States. Congress. House; and United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. (Washington, District of Columbia: Govt. Print. Off., 1880-1901), Vol 38, Part 3, Pp. 517-519.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 American Civil War Soldiers.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 United States. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum. Woodland Cemetery Records Database.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Obituary of Howard Forrer in the Dayton Daily Journal, page 1, col 4, 14 Nov 1865.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Funeral notice of Howard Forrer in the Dayton Daily Journal, page 2, col 4, 14 Nov 1865.
  9. United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
  10. United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Dayton (Ohio) city directories. (Woodbridge, Connecticut: Research Publications, c1980-1984).
  12. "Beautiful Tribute" [to Howard Forrer] in the Cincinnati Western Christian Advocate, 10 Aug 1864.
  13.   "Letter from Act'g Adjutant Fenner" in the Dayton Journal, 10 Aug 1864.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Death of Adjutant Howard Forrer" in Dayton Journal, 2 Aug 1864.
  15. Brief History of the Alumni of Central High School, Dayton, Ohio, vol 1, pg 16, 1887.