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Civil War Soldiers - Howe

Howe, Albion P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Standish, Me., March 13, 1818. He was graduated at West Point in 1841 and entered the 4th artillery, was teacher of mathematics at the military academy from 1843 to 1846, and then served in the Mexican war, winning the brevet of captain for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco. He became captain in 1855 and subsequently received promotions to the rank of brigadier-general U. S. A., which he received in 1882, the year in which he was retired. He was chief of artillery in McClellan's army in western Virginia in 1861 and commanded a brigade of light artillery in the Army of the Potomac in the Peninsular campaign of 1862. He became brigadier-general of volunteers, June 11, 1862, commanding at first a brigade in Couch's division, 4th army corps, and took part in the battles of Malvern hill, Manassas, South mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg, and from 1864- 66 commanded the artillery depot, Washington, D. C. He was given the brevet ranks of brigadier-general and major-general U. S. A., March 13, 1865, having previously been awarded the intervening brevets and on July 13, 1865, was brevetted major-general of volunteers. After the war he served in the bureau of refugees, freedmen and abandoned lands, and subsequently in command of various posts until retired. He died in Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 25, 1897.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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