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Howard, Oliver Otis (1830-1909) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02464.06 Author/Creator: Howard, Oliver Otis (1830-1909) Place Written: Governor's Island, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 April 1892 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22.8 x 30 cm.

Summary of Content: Howard writes, "In the battle of fair Oaks Va. the first day of June 1862 (second day of the battle) I was twice wounded in my right arm. The first wound was by a Mississippi rifle ball through the wrist. The second by a minnie-ball entering at the Elbow joint. The two wounds necessitated amputation about six hours after the second blow." Contains a Headquarters, Department of the East stamp at the top.

Background Information: Howard served as a Union General in the Civil War.

People: Howard, Oliver Otis, 1830-1909

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks Station)Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralInjury or WoundHealth and MedicalAmmunitionWeaponryBattle

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