MAJOR GENERAL OLIVER O. HOWARD - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 49405
OLIVER O. HOWARD Oliver O. Howard signs his letterhead with his first and last name. Signature: "Oliver O. Howard/Major- General U.S. Army/(Retired)", 8½x11 personal letterhead. Oliver O.
Sale Price $270.00
OLIVER O. HOWARD
Oliver O. Howard signs his letterhead with his first and last name.
Signature: "Oliver O. Howard/Major- General U.S. Army/(Retired)", 8½x11 personal letterhead. 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. Fold creases through "O" of Oliver and "ar" of Howard. Mounting remnant on verso at upper middle light show through. Fine condition.
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