HOWARD, OLIVER O. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Fair Oaks, Va., 1 June 1862.

Entered service at:   Maine. Born: 8 November 1830, Leeds, Maine.

Date of issue:   29 March 1893.

Citation:   Led the 61st New York Infantry in a charge in which he was twice severely wounded in the right arm, necessitating amputation.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)