Joseph Howland

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Birthday
3, 1834
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 31, 1886 (51)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1834
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 31, 1886 (51)

About

Perhaps best remembered for his bravery in the Peninsula Campaign's Battle of Gaines' Mill, this Union Army Commander also fought in the First Battle of Bull Run. At the conclusion of the American Civil War, he pursued a political career and was elected New York State Treasurer.

Before Fame

In 1861, he enlisted in the 16th New York State Volunteers regiment.

Trivia

He helped establish Cornell University and the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane.

Family Life

When he was twenty-one years old, he married abolitionist Eliza Newton Woolsey.

Associated With

He and prominent stage actress Maude Adams were both descendants of Mayflower Compact signer John Howland.