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Gen Joseph Howland
Birth: Dec. 3, 1834
Washington Heights (New York County)
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1886
Menton
Departement des Alpes-Maritimes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A fourth great-grandson of Mayflower passengers John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, and the son of Samuel Shaw Howland and Joanna Esther Hone, he was born to a wealthy and influential family. Upon the beginning of the Civil War he joined the Sixteenth New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and was soon appointed its colonel. Led his regiment in the Seven Days Battle (Oak Grove, Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines' Mill, Garnett's and Golding's Farm, Savage's Station, Glendale, and Malvern Hill) of June 27, 1862-July 1, 1862. Wounded in the leg during the battle, he insisted upon staying with his men rather than remaining in the field hospital. For his gallantry and coolness under fire he was appointed a Brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers. His wound was serious enough that after the battle he could no longer remain in active service, thus he resigned his command. Post-war, he became Treasurer of the State of New York, helped establish Cornell University, helped establish a hospital for the humane treatment of the mentally ill, assisted in the building of Highland Hospital, several churches, and a public library located in Beacon, Dutchess County, New York that bears name. (bio by: wildgoose) 
 
Burial:
Cimetiere du Trabuquet
Menton
Departement des Alpes-Maritimes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 
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Originally Created by: wildgoose
Record added: Dec 06, 2008
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- Sunshine>♥<
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014
Remembering you today, Joseph...
- Mary
 Added: May. 24, 2013
Thank You
- Fred Rousseau
 Added: Jan. 29, 2012
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