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Sword and Olive Branch: Oliver Otis Howard

John A. Carpenter Paul A. Cimbala (Introduction)

ISBN: 0823219887

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Pub. Date: August 1999


Carpenter (1921-78) made Howard (1830-1909) the subject of his dissertation and of this full-length biography, first published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 1964. Howard, a general in the US Army, took part in some of the most important battles of the Civil War, including Gettysburg, Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. After the war he promoted African-American education and founded two universities, of which Howard remains a major institution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, Major General, United States Army

Oliver O. Howard

Format: Library Binding

ISBN: 0781281962

Publisher: Reprint Services Corporation

Pub. Date: January 1991

O. O. Howard, Union General , biography

Gerald Weland / Hardcover / McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers / January 1995

Of Vision and Valor: General Oliver O. Howard - a Biography

Gerald Weland / Hardcover / Daring Books / January 1991

Format: Hardcover, 200pp.

ISBN: 0938936999

Publisher: Daring Books

Pub. Date: January 1999


From Library Journal

The little known Oliver O. Howard--who earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for his leadership in the Civil War , served on the Freedman's Bureau and as a negotiator with the Indians, and founded Howard and Lincoln universities--is studied here in a biography which uses his vision of a better society to describe his actions. The book adds to the scholarship available in John S. Carpenter's Sword and Olive Branch (o.p.) and William S.McFeely's Yankee Stepfather (Norton, 1983), but too much attention is given to Howard's military career; more information on the Freedman's Bureau, Howard's interest in education, and the religious beliefs that earned him the nickname ``Christian General'' would have been useful. For libraries with strong Civil War or military collections.-- Danna C. Bell, Marymount Univ. Lib., Arlington,Va.