Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

His brother John serves as a private officer

"This was his own namesake, John, and he would have gone if a higher office than Corporal Sergeant had been offered to him. He did enlist later as a private officer when the rather famous Colorado 3rd Regiment was fighting the Indian tribes that threatened the frontier in 1863-4."

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