O.O.Howard “The Christian General”

Speaker: David Thomson

Howard was a graduate of Bowdoin College and West Point. From very early on in his life he was a religious man and this continued at West Point. We had a picture of Howard as a bit of loner, not having many friends due to his convictions. Whilst at West Point he was involved in an argument over slavery with another student and was hospitalised for four months. Despite this setback, Howard finished fourth in his class. He went to Florida and fell under the influence of Lamas. He was connected with Joshua Chamberlain but neither mentions the other in their respective memoirs.