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People/Characters: Oliver O. Howard

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A history of the Sixth Iowa infantry, by Henry H. Wright
The Battle of Gettysburg by Frank Aretas Haskell
The Battle of Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Narrative by Jesse Bowman Young
The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam by Ronald H. Bailey
Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg by Bradley M. Gottfried
The Campaign of Gettysburg: Command Decisions by William D. Hewitt
Chancellorsville by Stephen W. Sears
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg by Abner Doubleday
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C. Davis
Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign by Ronald H. Bailey
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: The Dare Mark Campaign by Daniel E. Sutherland
Gettysburg by Stephen W. Searsas Oliver Otis Howard
Gettysburg--The First Day by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg--The Second Day by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg: Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide by Champ Clark
The Gilded Age by Judith Freeman Clark
High Tide at Gettysburg: The Campaign in Pennsylvania by Glenn Tucker
Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas by Benson Bobrick
Moore's Historical Guide To The Battle Of Bentonville by Mark A. Moore
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphy
Never for Want of Powder: The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia by C. L. Bragg
Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 by Steven E. Woodworth
Sherman's March by Burke Davis
Sherman's March: Atlanta to the Sea by David Nevin
Stars in Their Courses : The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 by Shelby Foote
Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade by Bradley M. Gottfried
They Met at Gettysburg (Stackpole) by Edward J. Stackpole
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Character description

Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909): Union general. Graduated West Point in 1854, fourth in his class, and became a teacher of mathematics at West Point. He became a colonel soon after the outbreak of the Civil War and commanded a brigade at First Bull Run. Made a brigadier in September, he lost his right arm at Fair Oaks. Made a major general in November 1862, he took command of the XI Corps before Chancellorsville and watched it be disgraced at that battle and at Gettysburg. Transferred to the west, he commanded one wing of Sherman's March to the Sea. After the war, he worked hard for the rights of the former slaves, heading the Freedman's Bureau and founding Howard University, but he was not a very effective administrator. He was known for his rather strict religious views.

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