MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER O. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 265081
Sale Price $216.00
OLIVER O. HOWARD
Oliver O. Howard signs a piece of paper.
Signature: "O.O. Howard/Gen.", 2¾x1½ irregularly cut from the back of a check, presumably an endorsement. On verso is part of the printed name of a bank in San Francisco, with written (unknown hand) amount of "fifty" payable to Howard. Oliver O. Howard, the commander of the Army of the Tennessee in Sherman's march to the sea, lost his right arm at Fair Oaks and fought at Gettysburg. After the war, he directed the Freedman's Bureau, where he strongly advocated land and votes for former slaves. In 1867, he founded and served as first President of Howard University (1869-1874). He negotiated a peace agreement with Cochise's Chiricahua Apaches (1872) for President Grant. From 1881-1882, Brigadier General Howard was Superintendent at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. "d" of signature slightly smudged. Cancellation cut separates "o" and "w" in "Howard". Pencil note (unknown hand) in lower right. Otherwise, fine condition.
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