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Sword and Olive Branch: Oliver Otis Howard

Carpenter, John

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ISBN 10: 0823219887 / ISBN 13: 9780823219889
Published by Fordham University Press, 1999
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Sword and Olive Branch: Oliver Otis Howard. With an introduction by Paul A. Cimbala. The story of a distinguished army officer, spanning the Civil War and the frontier Indian wars to founder of Howard University. Fordham University Press, 1999. Soft cover. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17509751003

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Title: Sword and Olive Branch: Oliver Otis Howard

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Oliver Otis Howard devoted his life to the service of his country, both as a distinguished army officer in two wars and as the founder of two universities. Oliver Otis Howard was a graduate of Bowdoin College and of West Point. Being reared in a pious New England (Maine) atmosphere gave him a deep sense of obligation to lead a Christian life, for the good of others and for the development of his own best self. He was often disturbed by the conflict presented him in his dual career in peace and war.

General Howard’s strong sense of duty to his country brought about his distinguished career of command during the Civil War―at the Battle of Chancellorsville, itself a disappointing rout, and at Gettysburg, where he recovered any reputation the earlier defeat might have lost him. Under General Sherman, in the Atlanta campaign, and as a leader of the Army of the Tennessee he won special distinction. In total, Howard fought at the First Bull Run, Fair Oaks (where severe wounds forced the amputation of his right arm), Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

The same strong sense of duty made him accept the commission of the Freedmen’s Bureau and the promotion of African–American education. Following his service in the Nez Perce Campaign of 1877 he was superintendent of West Point and the founder of Lincoln Memorial University. His greatest service to education, however, was as founder and president of Howard University, where his name and career are held in honor.

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John A. Carpenter served in the Navy during World War II. He is author of many articles in Scholarly journals.

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