There was a William W. Howard who on June 13, 1861 volunteered into Company F, 44th Virginia Infantry. His age at the time was 21-years old. His service was cut short because of disease. He succumbed to an unspecified ailment on October 4, 1861 at Camp Alleghany, Virginia.
He is said to be buried near “Brown's Gap fire road, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, VA”.
William had two brothers who also served in Confederate service.
19-year old John T. Howard, Company F, 44th Virginia Infantry. Enlisting three days after his brother William, he too died of disease (typhoid fever) on August 8, 1861. He was buried in a soldier’s grave in Monterey Confederate Cemetery.
18-year old Napoleon B. Howard, Company F, 44th Virginia Infantry. Despite having been wounded at Gettysburg, PA and subsequently captured there, he survived the war. It is interesting to note that Napoleon is listed as sick on the same day and place as his two brothers.
All three were from Fluvanna County, Virginia.
If I am ever in this area, I will make an effort to locate William's marker. Thank you.