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Surgeon Lewis Howell


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Surgeon Lewis Howell

Began his service in the Revolutionary War as Surgeon in the 2nd Regiment New Jersey Line from 28 Nov 1776. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Brandywine but escaped. On the retreat of the British through New Jersey he was taken with a fever at a small tavern near Monmouth Courthouse and died there on the day of the Battle of Monmouth. Died on 5 Jun 1778. Born in Newark, Newcastle County, Delaware on 23 Oct 1754. Twin brother of Richard Howell. Studied medicine under Doctor Jonathan Elmer. [Sources: M; H; (98); “History of Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties, New Jersey”, by Thomas Cushing and Charles Sheppard, 1883; edit by James Burke.]