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Joseph Howland
Birth: Dec. 3, 1834
Washington Heights
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, he Civil War he joined the 16th New York Volunteer Infantry, 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 to 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) 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Shaw Howland (1790 - 1853)
  Joanna Esther Hone Howland (1799 - 1848)
 
 Siblings:
  Child of S.S. Howland*
  Joanna Hone Howland Dorr (1820 - 1842)**
  Caroline Howland Russell (1821 - 1863)**
  John Hone Howland (1823 - 1831)*
  Louisa Howland Hoppin (1826 - 1897)**
  Emily Aspinwall Howland Chauncey (1833 - 1897)**
  Joseph Howland (1834 - 1886)
  Catharine Clinton Howland Hunt (1841 - 1909)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
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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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Mar. 31, 2017

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jan. 11, 2015
Remembering you today, Joseph...
- Mary
 Added: May. 24, 2013
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