Civil War Occupation: Oliver Otis Howard

OLIVER OTIS HOWARD (1830 – 1909), a Union Army General during the American Civil War, would serve as Commissioner of the United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands (also known as The  The Freedman’s Bureau ) from 1865-1874.  After the war he would go on to found Howard University in Washington, D.C.

You can find this and more history at African American Genealogy with Fallon Green.

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