Sword and Olive Branch Oliver Otis Howard (Paperback)
|Oliver Otis Howard devoted his life to the service of his country, both as a distinguished army officer in two wars and as the founder of two universities. General Howard's strong sense of duty to his country brought about his distinguished career of command during the Civil War -- at the Battle of Chancellorsville, itself a disappointing rout, and at Gettysburg, where he recovered any reputation the earlier defeat might have lost him.|
The same strong sense of duty made him accept the commission of the Freedmen's Bureau and the promotion of African American education. Following his service in the Nez Perce Campaign of 1877 he was superintendent of West Point and the founder of Lincoln Memorial University. His greatest service to education, however, was as founder and president of Howard University, where his name and career are held in honor.