Contributed by Maine Historical Society
General Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), a native of Leeds, commanded the 3rd Maine Infantry and the U.S. Volunteers General Staff Infantry during the Civil War. He won the Medal of Honor.
Howard is also known for his work as director of the Freedman's Bureau and the founder of Howard University in Washington, D.C., which offered education to former slaves.
At his funeral in Burlington, Vermont, on Oct. 29, 1909, Howard's casket was escorted by the 10th U.S. Regiment Cavalry (colored troops).
Behind the caisson is the funeral charger, with stirrups reversed.
About This Item
- Title: Gen. O.O. Howard funeral, Burlington, Vt., 1909
- Creation Date: 1909-10-29
- Subject Date: 1909-10-29
- Town: Burlington
- State: VT
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 6.7 cm x 12.9 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-6877, Misc. Box 227/2
- Collection: Photographs of the funeral of Gen. O. O. Howard
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- African American soldiers
- African Americans
- Howard University
- Howard, O.O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909--Death & burial
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Cavalry, 10th
- United States. Army. Dept. of the Gulf (1862-1865). Bureau of Free Labor
- United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
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