Oliver Otis Howard

  • American

United States Army officer - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Major General Union Army 1854 1865
President Howard University 1869 1874


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1830/11/08 Eliza Otis Howard, wife of Rowland Bailey Howard, gives birth to a son, Oliver Otis Howard, at Leeds, Maine. Born Leeds Maine
1840/00/00 Oliver Howard attends Monmouth Academy in Monmouth, Maine. Education Monmouth Academy Monmouth
1842/00/00 Master Oliver Howard is schooled at North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Maine. Education North Yarmouth Academy Yarmouth, ME
1845/00/00 Oliver O Howard attends Kents Hill School in Readfield, Maine. Education Kent's Hill School Historic District Readfield
1846/00/00 Oliver Otis Howard matriculates at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Education Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick
1850/00/00 Oliver Otis Howard graduates from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Education Massachusetts Hall, Bowdoin College Brunswick
1854/00/00 Immediately after graduating from Bowdoin, Oliver Otis Howard enters the US Military Academy at West Point where he will graduate fourth in his class in 1854. Graduate US Military Academy, West Point West Point, NY
1861/07/21 Colonel Oliver Otis Howard of the 3rd Maine, leads a brigade at the First Battle of Bull Run. Union Commander Manassas National Battlefield Park Manassas First Battle of Bull Run
1861/09/03 Colonel Oliver Otis Howard is promoted to brigadier general, effective 3 September 1861, and given permanent command of his brigade. Union Commander
1862/06/01 Two bullets rip into the right arm of Brigadier general Oliver O Howard is wounded at the battle of Fair Oaks. Surgeons amputate the arm. Union Commander Seven Pines National Cemetery Sandston
1862/06/02 "I am on my way with only my left arm." - Letter from Oliver Howard to his wife Elizabeth Ann Wait Howard. Union Commander
1862/09/17 Oliver O Howard commands a division of the 2nd Corps at the battle of Antietam. Union Commander Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg, MD Battle of Antietam
1862/12/13 Oliver O Howard leads an attack on a strong Confederate position in the battle of Fredericksburg. Union Commander Fredericksburg Battlefield Fredericksburg, VA Battle of Fredericksburg
1863/05/02 Neglecting to properly fortify his position at Chancellorsville, Oliver Howard's 11th Corps, largely German soldiers, is caught by surprise, routed but are recover in time to prevent a worst catastrophe. Union Commander Wilderness Battlefield Virginia Battle of Chancellorsville
1863/07/01 Oliver O Howard establishes a strong defensive position on the high ground south of town that will become the main Union line for the remaining two days at Gettysburg. Union Commander Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg, PA Battle of Gettysburg
1863/09/27 Before leaving for Tennessee, Oliver O Howard meets with President Lincoln who gives Howard a map of the mountain area of East Tennessee. "They are loyal, there, General, they are loyal." AL Union Commander
1863/11/24 Oliver O Howard leads the 11th Corps in the Battle of Chattanooga, November 24-25. Union Commander Chattanooga Campaign
1864/07/28 Maj Gen William T Sherman appoints Oliver O Howard commander of the Army of the Tennessee. Union Commander
1865/05/15 Oliver O Howard is appointed head of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Known as the Freedman's Bureau, the department's mission is to aid the four million newly freed slaves. Work
1869/00/00 Built between 1867 and 1869 for Oliver Howard. Home Gen Oliver Otis Howard House Washington, DC
1869/00/00 Howard University is established by a members of the First Congregational Society of Washington to train African American ministers. O O Howard selects the campus within the boundaries and uses Bureau money to help pay for the land. Vocation Howard University Yard Washington, DC
1871/00/00 By 1871, the Freedman's Bureau spends more than $5,000,000 on education. Supporting African-American education on all levels, including elementary and vocational training and teacher training on the secondary level. Work
1888/00/00 Oliver Otis Howard takes command of the Department of the East, Military Division of the Atlantic, at Governors Island. Home Admiral's House New York City
1894/11/08 After forty-four years of continuous military service, Oliver Otis Howard retires from the United States Army at age 64. Life
1896/06/18 At the Harrow Academy, Oliver Howard gives a lecture on US Grant and the battle of Chattanooga, sharing the proceeds of the lecture with the school. Marker on N Cumberland Dr at Pennlyn Ave. Speaker Cumberland Gap Historic District Town of Cumberland Gap
1896/06/18 On the verandah at the Harrow Academy, Rev A A Myers ask Oliver Howard for help in establishing a college in the Cumberland Gap area. "Friends, if you will make this school a larger enterprise I will take hold and do what I can." OOH Vocation Grant-Lee Hall Harrogate
1898/05/25 Oliver Ottis Howard agrees to be the managing director of Lincoln Memorial University. Howard will use his contacts in industry and politics outside Appalachia to raise several thousands of dollars. Vocation Grant-Lee Hall Harrogate
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