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Brigadier General

Oliver O Howard

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Organization:    US Volunteers (2nd Brig, 2nd Div, II Corps at Antietem)
Entered Service:   Maine.
Birth:   8 November 1830, Leeds, Maine.
Date Medal Issued:   29 March 1893.


Date of Action:   1 June 1862.
Place of Action:   Fair Oaks, Va.


Citation:
Led the 61st New York Infantry in a charge in which he was twice severely wounded in the right arm, necessitating amputation.
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US Army Medal of Honor, 1865


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