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1857. Howard Dwight. First Lieutenant 24th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), September I, 186; first Lieutenant 4th Missouri Cavalry, October 4, 1861; Captain, September 4, 1862; Captain and A. A. G. (U. S. Vols.), November 10, 1862; killed by guerillas, Bayou Boeuf, La., May 4, 1863. Howard Dwight, fourth son of William and Elizabeth A. Dwight, and grandson, on the mother's side, of Hon. D. A. White of Salem, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, October 29, 1837. His characteristics in
on of George and Anna Whittemore, was born in Boston, December 19, 1837.
He attended the public schools of that city, graduating from the Latin School, a medal scholar, in 1853.
He immediately entered Harvard College, as a member of the Class of 1857.
A few years before this his parents had removed to Gloucester, Massachusetts; and there, on the sea-shore and in the woods, during his vacations, were early developed his simple tastes and the manly physical habits which added vigor to a natural