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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 9:51 p.m. PST

The Letters of Brevet Brigadier General Charles Henry Howard

"Howard enlisted as a private and musician in the 3rd Maine Infantry in June 1861, upon the request of his brother Oliver O. Howard, and saw action at the First Battle of Bull Run. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 61st New York Infantry on January 24, 1862, and served during the Peninsula Campaign, where he was wounded during the Battle of Seven Pines at Fair Oaks, Virginia. He fought at the Battle of Antietam and was wounded again in the Battle of Fredericksburg. In 1863, he was promoted to major and aide-de-camp to his older brother Oliver and served with him at the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He and his brother's corps were transferred to Tennessee and fought in the Battles for Chattanooga. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel and assistant inspector general in May 1864, and to colonel in March 1865.
Howard also commanded the United States Colored Troops training camp at Beaufort, South Carolina. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general on August 15, 1865"
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