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Oliver Otis Howard recognizes the Copperhead threat

Home on furlough after Gettysburg, Maj. Gen. Oliver Otis Howard feared that loyal Mainers (and Americans) might throw away at the ballot box the blood and guts spilled on the battlefield since April 1861. Sent to Maine to rest, Howard chafed to rejoin XI Corps. “It will be impossible for me to comply with any […]