(1754–1802) Revolutionary army officer, born in Newark, Delaware. Howell's New Jersey company was involved in several engagements, including Ticonderoga (1776), Brandywine (1777), and Germantown (1777), although it did not play a prominent role. He later served several terms as governor of New Jersey (1793–1801), during which time he helped raise four companies of infantry and personally commanded New Jersey troops during the Whiskey Rebellion (1794).
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.