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Major General Oliver Otis Howard

 
 
Major General Oliver Otis Howard Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Major General Oliver Otis Howard Memorial
Inscription. (Left):
Major General Oliver Otis Howard
United States Army
Born Nov. 8, 1830 Died Oct. 26, 1909

(Right):
Erected to the memory of
Major General Oliver Otis Howard
and the citizens of Maine
who served their country in the Civil War

 
Erected 1932 by State of Maine.
 
Location. 39° 49.314′ N, 77° 13.733′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Attack on Cemetery Hill (a few steps from this marker); Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 11th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Right Side Inscription

 
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Oliver Otis Howard - General in the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Indian Wars. Article discussing the rather active career of General Howard. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. General O. O. Howard's Fight For Education of the Freedmen. Another aspect of General Howard's career was his support of programs to assist the freedmen. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Right Side Inscription
Howard Headquarters Marker and Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. Howard Headquarters Marker and Statue
The cannon on the right of Howard's equestrian statue denotes the location of his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg.
General Howard Equestrian Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. General Howard Equestrian Statue
Closeup of Maj. Gen. Oliver Howard Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
6. Closeup of Maj. Gen. Oliver Howard Statue
Major General Oliver Otis Howard Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2003
7. Major General Oliver Otis Howard
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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