Union General Oliver O. Howard Letter Signed

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In ink: “Very Sincerely yours-O. O. Howard Major General U.S.A” Written on a Headquarters Division of The Atlantic letterhead on April 8th, 1890. Overall fine with irregular trimming to the bottom of the paper.

Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and aUnion general in the American Civil War. As a brigade commander in the Army of the Potomac, Howard lost his right arm while leading his men against Confederate forces at the Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines in June 1862, an action which later earned him the Medal of Honor. As a corps commander, he suffered two humiliating defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg in May and July 1863, but recovered from the setbacks as a successful corps and later army commander in the Western Theater. -wikipedia

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