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Lizzie Howard wrote to her husband, Gen. O.O. Howard, commander of the Army of the Tennessee, commenting on war news they had received about Gen. William Sherman's activities. Howard's troops were accompanying Sherman.
She and their four children were spending the winter in Leeds with Howard's widowed mother, Eliza Gilmore. The general's family lived in Augusta while he was at war.
Lizzie Howard wrote about a trip she and their son Guy took to Lewiston. They were driven there by George Washington "Wash" Kemp, a former slave who was living at Leeds to aid Eliza Gilmore.
Howard wrote, "'Wash' drove us down and he attracted much attention as we drove through the streets, one man remarking as he passed, 'there is a contrast.'"
About This Item
- Title: Lizzie Howard to Gen. O.O. Howard, Leeds, 1865
- Creator: Howard, Elizabeth Waite
- Creation Date: 1865-02-26
- Subject Date: 1865
- Town: Leeds
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: M91, Box 3/5
- Collection: Oliver Otis Howard Papers
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Howard family
- Howard, Elizabeth Waite--Correspondence
- Howard, O.O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909--Correspondence
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Slavery--United States
- African Americans--Maine--Leeds
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