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07-14-2017, 07:39 PM
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It's one of my favorite generals, Gen. O. O. Howard!
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07-15-2017, 10:46 AM
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(07-14-2017 07:39 PM)Steve Wrote:  It's one of my favorite generals, Gen. O. O. Howard!

Wow! Quick and absolutely correct. Gen. Howard always had an interest in becoming a minister, but never did. One source hinted that his future wife put an end to that idea.

He was not an outstanding field commander, but he did go on to Christian deeds after the war as the first head of the Freedmen's Bureau and founder of Howard University and also Lincoln Memorial University that was previously mentioned in the post on Lincoln's canes. The latter deed was supposedly as a result of Lincoln once mentioning to him that he should do something for the people of Tennessee who had supported the Union during the war.
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