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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Oliver Otis Howard

Details
  • Rank: Brigadier General (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 1, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fair Oaks, Virginia, USA
Citation
Led the 61st New York Infantry in a charge in which he was twice severely wounded in the right arm, necessitating amputation.
Medal of Honor Recipient Oliver O. Howard
Medal of Honor Recipient Oliver O. Howard
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 29, 1893
  • Born: November 8, 1830, Leeds, Androscoggin County, ME, United States
  • Died: October 26, 1909, Burlington, VT, United States
  • Buried: Lake View Cemetery (I-40), Burlington, VT, United States
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