Howard, O. O.
Transferring to the western theater, Howard commanded the reorganized IV Corps during the Atlanta campaign of 1864, where he again suffered defeat at Pickett's Mill. Given the Army of Tennessee, Howard commanded without particular distinction during William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea and the Carolinas campaign. An extremely pious and moralistic officer, he led the Freedmen's Bureau during Reconstruction. On the Indian frontier, he accepted the surrender of Chief Joseph's Nez Percé band in 1877. A lifelong advocate of minority rights, Howard was instrumental in founding Howard University and Lincoln Memorial University before his death in 1909.
[See also Civil War: Military and Diplomatic Course; Union Army.]
John A. Carpenter , Sword and Olive Branch: Oliver Otis Howard, 1964.
William S. McFeely , Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen, 1968.
William Glenn Robertson
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