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Oliver O. Howard

Date of Birth:      November 8, 1830
Hometown:         Leeds, ME
Education:           West Point, 1854
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     October 26, 1909
Place of Death:    Burlington, VT
Buried At:            Burlington, VT

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Howard was often cited as not being an effective leader, but he was always considered brave.  He would lose his right arm, at the Battle of Fair Oaks.  His Corps would constitute the right flank, of the Army of the Potomac, at Chancellorsville, and would be driven, from the field, by Thomas Jackson's flank attack.  Howard would continue in corps command through the rest of the Civil War.  Howard would also be the first commissioner of the "Freedmen's Bureau."

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