Timeline of events during the Civil War for
Fort Sumter-April 12,1861(Howard was not at
First Bull Run (First Manasas)-July
Centerville - 1862 (this was a small
Peninsular battles-summer 1862
Yorktown and Fair Oaks-June
Fair Oaks-June 1,1862 Gen.O.O.Howard was
wounded twice in the right arm. The second wound shattered his
bone near the elbow. It was amputated,and and Howard spent two
mounths recovering from his wounds before coming back..He was also
given the Medal of Honor after Fair Oaks.
November 29,1862-Oliver Otis Howard was
promoted to a full major general.
April 1863-Major General Franz Sigel
resigned the Eleventh Corps after became upset with Gen.Hooker
.Howard was appointed comander of the Eleventh when the vacancy
Shenandoah Vally-Peninsula battles
September-1863 Howard was sent out west
were he later became commander of the Army of Tennessee under
General William T.Sherman.