Oliver Otis Howard

Oliver Otis Howard was a Union general during the Civil War and then the commissioner of the Freedman’s Bureau. Howard sought the advice of men like Douglass and others to help determine what the Freedman’s Bureau could do to assist the black population. Frederick Douglass’ son Charles worked for Howard as a personal assistant for a time.

Oliver O. Howard died on October 26, 1909 at the age of 78. He was buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont.

Exact Grave GPS coordinates: 44.490878, -73.233357

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