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General O. O. Howard in Dec 1904 Hartford Courant o2 Dec 1904
GENERAL HOWARD TELLS OF GRANT. WAR HERO GIVES HIS PERSON AL RECOLLECTIONS. i mi; kiiist in' sum ns nv TUIlllS AT 'I'lllMTV. Alumni Hull Wax I'llli'il l.nnl Slum . tilth VHi'rnni. S(n it 4m null Tnirn I'i'iiiiK' CIiihi VleirJlvnu of Urniil. Slieriiinn, TIiiimiim, HiHik- Cioncrnl Oliver O. Howard ilrserltad (irunl unci Ills fioncrnln In a loc-turq lust evening nt Trinity Collvgo In Atuinnl Hall. The lecture Is the Hist or n .'larks In bp. given by thn college. Clcliornl Howard Kuvc ninny porxuiml rcnilnls-crnrrs or Iho Ri'ent Union Iciulor, whom ho IukI nn oioriunlly to hoq clone ut hand In tlio cnnitmlKUH In which lie was one of the gencrnlH Just under Clrunt. The lecture wns llHlcncil to by the inrmbcrH of the two Gruml Army poata. ninny Trinity students nuil liuiidrutlH of othorH. who completely tilled the hall. The college gleo club biiiir 'Ncutli tho Glim of Our Dear Olil Trinity" befnie Iho Icclurn and nt the end the nudl-rnco shiib "Amcrlcn." The velernns vave Oeneral Howard three wiir-llme rhnra when lie rose : to- make his urt-dross and be wiih fretiueutly Interrupted by applause. (Jencrnl Howtird la especially Interest lug to old Connecticut soldiers hccuiiHc he hnd eoininuud of Hcvernl rcRlments flora tills state In tho West and In Virginia. Ho win a West Pointer but became colonel of n volunteer regiment Central O. O. Howard. from Maine. lie stayed In the war and eonlliuipd to rise In rank even after ho had lust an nrtit at Savage Ktatlou. He "as with Shermnu In tho "march to the sen." dcnernl Howard Ib a Kinduntc ot llowfloln and "West Point. Ho was born In 1830 In Maine. After the Civil War he saw service In the Indian troubles mid was peace commissioner to the Indians. He Is the founder and president of the board or directors of the Lincoln Memorial University nt ' Cumberland Oap, whore hn makes his homo most of the time. lie Is mi author or con-Mdrrablc note. Personally he Is a. man of niodlum height, of a soldierly bearing, aecentuutod by the empty right sleeve; rather thin, with almost white beard nnd hair. Professor Ferguson Introduced Oeneral Howard us follows: "II gives us great pleasure to see so ninny tonight at tho first of the series of icclures and to Introduce a mint who really needs no Introduction. I know you eamo here to sec and hoar one of he heroes or that heroic age, an age that to some of you Is -ancient history mil nn age' that can never bo cqunled. -oil have cotno here to listen about the events In that war that held the country together. Clonoral O. O, Huwnrd." Before beginning his lecture General Howard remarked his' pleasure ut speaking In a college, since It took blm back In his thoughts to his boyhood. He ikl he didn't Ilka to bear a man of perhaps middle nge, like Professor Pergu-11"; ""t f -Ho Civil War as undent history. Ho said that ho hnd heard It said that the school children now knew ni'i'f ,n,bout tno --evolution than the civil War. This might bo due, he unlit, to the work of tho Daughters of tho involution,' to which In the llebelllon's "term there' Is no parallel orgnulza- on. General Howard then outlined the organ nation of an army, telling what relation regiments, divisions, army 'orps, and generals, brigadier genorals, eoionelB and majors and similar things lad to each other. low Howlml a',ol0 ' I'ui't 'IR fnl- vl'Il,.""'.1 .wrcl!.,or Oclohor. IMS. two VS',!,."', Klevsnlh. and two of lithe. iV . . . Y 'rl "l "." U'l'lcr Ueneral Ilimk-I'o'tn, "l,"'!rr f.rom Ml" 'iy ' 'he iwnll ?i '.' ""lol'e'l the TenncHsoe Illver Act i. . Bl", mlu: '" '-'hatlnnooKii. W,.;, r'Viri beyond HrlilKeporl. tim mSt rialc". ,n" country la ws- f.1 , llvouty-elBht miles nloiiK the w'linS '" -rlmtlanoosu. 'I'hey hnd tlinlr w irlV " nlekols. or seoullng parll.ia, ri'e i if.1."""' " t li'lerrupt the most dl- iv n,Y "an r"'"1 lm ur 'd" of the river tv S? "."i" '" fnvoriible iiolnls. il n:l ""i r'" 'V miles the river ..u.ii ,Mir siailou at lll-IULloiinrt to the he (; ... y '".'he front: yet on uccuunt of I ""PP'ich lor i;uattnti(io. till lv..-. I . Vl ""I'l'Mi" I", ...llillltlllllll- ItV.r ,!lfl xm,il h"'1 ruidcil Uy i.'mi- K n yt-,fllvu,ry u,,d 11 nrs ""I'l'ly tniln ihr "r, ,K lR !m.lned iik tho Army of rh-iiiNi,.J,, pl,,c( mmrwrnniMier from Iiri tii .V"11, Hatiw low,l x,i V lent l of ih '7'h! ".-"vlnB imtl iiylnn condition ' 2n',,, ''"vlnB boon rilcaKl from hi Mill h.?r.",H,iy'"'-- I!" ilwlnml lilmitulf rffo HUC- ile Mill iiftnV.7i ,I" rtwlnrril lilmt oV.h'.. 'V.'1' lhQ lwnn pnldlr-r who h itn , T ari" wlio hml Juict Ijccu u-Iiib ,t " m' Hry ("vlHlon. emilM-lNrin. ,1 ..c'i n'''-tlu' Ohio. Uw Cmu- moman October iy. isca, frum UiW-Ilk, "HoW ClmttiumoKn ut nil ImannlR-! will w thcrn nn fwm an ixrtfll)lr." Tliomnn uiMwmcd nrriniptlj. "I will hold tlio town till wo Hlarvo," nml il Ih to tho very hlfth-tHt crodlt ut hid Cumberhiiid iiriny tlmt thorn wiiH no mnrnuirlnu oven it t thin linrtl cniidlilon. OiuoIht 21 I vltiltcil a cue nil StovciiNon nt. Alulmimi, u Hmiilt town situated Imck uloujr tho rnllrontl ten mllPH dltdimt from my hi'HdiiuartorH, nml durluB tho Inln. vh;w llooUur told mo tlmt tho ulrmidy fii-mouH iloncriil Orunl wh nn tlio tntln ooniiiiB itotith from NuaiivlHo. llooltor lirtu niuilo iirrmisvinomN to reonlvo the Kfiicrul mid Imvo him uunductod lo his own qtuirtei'H. ItniiKlno my mirprlNe when I nnw him. lit' luu I for Himni llmo hoen hoforc thu puullr, tho HUi'ufKKftd rommandvr In lm portunt Imttlrtt. The nowpitnrrs h;td mild much of him, nnd Hvrntl virulent kIkmum mui-h :iKulnnt hhn: nnd nn. 1 mini tin bv tho m'l'nunt. 1 hnd roncotvyd him to he of it.-r.v iiii-Bi- i7.a una roniin iippcai'inK. The itctuul itmn wn uuite diiTfront; nt mnuh liji'Kvr than AtrCldlnn, nt Iho time rnttier thin In ilojl, and very imle in complexion, nnd tintlconhly Kiirconinlnnd nnd rutlrlim, MooIht wiih of full tmlld, ruddv, hnml-foifl' then In tho very irhno of his mini-liciHl. t wondered ut tho rout rant h-twoon thomi two inott nnd pondered upon the mnnnrr nf their meeting. Grant, Kiinwluti Mooker'H iiHnlmthmM. wltlnllv took thlH ocuiibIoii to unwert hlmnclf. IIo iii-vur iuii micusauy rnr K.iiiuug h proper nHccndnncj over nnhordlnato Kcneralu, whero (t wriH likely to be fluent toned, to n Hpcoml Interview. Yet he mntilfealed only a quiet. flrmneHH. ueellnhiK llotdter'n hotmtlitllty, Grant, atnl hlM Htuff went limtend to General IlKwiird'H heudquurterH. Hpeukinff of his lietidutmrtcrB, t?tmeml llownnl Miild: "My houm?koepmg wiih not the best In that eold. mutidy, doHolnto, forsaken renlon to whkh we had Intl recently come nnd I ,l0' n Hlllo anxlonu eoncornlnK my nMllty properly to ontertulti the dlntln. ttu lulled KttcHt. Oenernl Or.int und I whurctt u Kommon wall tent between un. Me woro a humorous expreflHloti which f tiotlced o hlH eyo fell upon a lltiuor Mask jannhiB upon my lent wall, wllhln. "That llitfk ii nol mine," r quickly ald. "It wnji left here by on nlllucr to bo returned to ChattanooBn. 1 never drink." "Neither do 1. won his prompt reply and Mb answer wan not In nport. He. wan at tlut lime free irtim every nppoaranco of drink and 1 wan happy. Indeed, to Dud In his eleitr eye nml elenr fnec nn unmlHtnknbto tefitlmonl.il ntralnat tlio many prevalent fulr-eltocMlB rr txungorntlotiB which envy and rivalry had put Into motion: eHpeclal-ly arter the fntnmiH hottlo of flhlloh. The tpenlt'ir then ilecrlbett the famous t hatttinooHa cunirfilffii. Sponlttnc of the eoiirnreueo held before tlio campaign, he an lit: That nlBhl t had the opportunity of hearlitff the nropotted campnlKnH dlneuned iih never l-ofore. Hlierman spoke quickly and evlnc(.T) much nroviouit knowledBe nnd IhouBht. tlrnnt wild that Sherman wad accustomt-d, on horsebnek, to "hone," that Ih Htudy.hard, bis cumpalBn from mornlnt? to tdBht. TlinmaB furtdhed them the um-nutiiUloii of knowledBe, positive anil abundant, of the Hiirrounrtlng mountainous ntBloiiM of east TenneHHco ami northern OeorRla. Grant nppeared to tlnten with pleasant Inlerent and now and then made pointed remarks, Thomas, was like the solid Judce, confident and fixed In . his knowledco of law. Sherman like the brilliant advocate and Grant rendering his verdicts llko an Intelligent Juror. In a brilliant and vivid manner Iho lecturer described the bnltlo of Chattanooga tho HimpoBcd review nnd drill wutehed by thu CnnfederutoH und then the sudden ehai-Ke by the Northern troops, then tho combat, then the victory. SpeaklnB of Grant's conduct during this battle General Howard said: "In this brief combnt I was able to observe the perfect self-possession, the Imperturable faco of our leader. Grant's equanimity was not marred by danger, nor by tho contagious excitement of battle." Next followed a description nf the bat-Mo nt' MUfllnnnrv nirtonilirt fnllii nf Hi.. Northern troop? to obey orders nnd stop up to the very lop, the conflict on tho T.reat of that rldco and Ihn ulflmitto vtn. lory. Grnnfs description of tho brittle was brief, lie said: "These troops moved forward, rtrovo tho enemy from tho rltio iuii hi iiui ijuhij oi me nuBC ime uees from a hlvo: stopped hut n moment until the whole were in lino und 'then commenced tho usccnt ot tho mountain from rjgm in jen, almost simultaneously, to-lowlnc clOHOli thfl retrontlnir on fid v with. nut further, orders. ,Thev encountered n fearful volley of srapo nnd cannlsler from some thirty pieces nf artillery and musketry from still wMl-tllled rltle pits on the summit of Missionary RIiIbc. Not a waver, however, wan aeon In nil that ionif into oi urave mon. SpeaklnB of General Thomas tho lecturer said! U was a pleasure to he under Thomas. Ills urn lift of welcome was oleaunnt nnd cordial. When I wont from him into battle his words of confidence drew toward him my whole heart. If I succeeded ho commended me without stint If my attnek failed ho quickly saw the cause nnd never. nH did some others, nut tho mnine upon me in onier to smeiu nimseir. When the blacks came near him he befriended lliem. He often nave the escaping slaves free protection papers anil sent them North, lie wns habitually kind find gentle, and eminently just. Ills horse, the mules u round him and the cat tlmt followed him purring nt tils feet, : received unfailing marks of his gentle soul. l,ee had numerous friends, Stonewall Jackson hnd his largo followhiB-thotfto who loved und cherished his memory, but through the en tiro war Virgin! u did not furnish a bettor frcnornl nor u creator man thnn Georae If. Thoinns. ' Sherman, too. lias his own ' particular photograph. The Mississippi campaigns, including Corinth nnd Vfcksburg, which save Grant iilri irrouudwoi'lt nf national fame, ever needed ond bad the friend- snip use mat oi - .lonatnan ana un-vld, of Sherman to Grant, Sherman bore any part, however obscure; and gave tho mod unselfish and untiring support to IiIk noble chief. Nn wonder Grnut loved him! Grant impressed you In his wliole-ucss' like a fertile prairie, Sherman like n hill country abounding In choice It nol Is and mountain heights." General Uowurd described hln last Interview with General Grant on Thursday. March 1S8B. Ho saldr "The general had the same complete relf-possesslon as always, was cheerful without a lisp of lm patience or complaint under his affliction, ills was tho 8uhmlsslon.of a (treat heart In Ita own unstudied way to the Heavenly Father, the Bternnl Friend." Tho plaudits of a world have followed htm to his honored tomb, -where on the banks of tho Hudson his bosnm will for ages bear tho teeming mllllonH of freeman, to and fro. l"iv nf the i2KKtrfl will an be wlthint iln. scrying RU'orstda. and unmlng- tho place wulto mis mun. huh saviour oi ms cuiin-try. roHts. ''flpiionil Grant: whnsu work nn earth In done, furnishes a map of life. Certainly incu ov liny nvuiiiiaru, intnuureu y any plumb line, huntan or divine hlH was a ro-niarkablo. nay, a marvel bun career and It had Its fltthiB close umld grctit bodily mif-forliig. He made u last supreme effort; by that effort he enrned and gavo to his fnin-lly a handsome compettmtcy. and then said, "tf IC Is within God's providence that I should ro now, 1 am ready to obey 4i1h call without a murmur." His faith wns iih simple as that of u child." niirulitrr fr Went Alnitiiittiil. Tho transportation coni'pnny's uitid tliKRcr chewed, up a little of tho river brink nt the foot of Morgan streeL yon-terduy tnoriilnR, makliip the llrst digging fur the wghI nbutment of tho new bridge. It won Huld ut the bridge that the dredRfr broke down, but ibis was denied at tlio trnnspurtauon company's odlce. where It wh further said that the little iUkbIiik that was done wns Iho last work with (he dredger for the contractui-H this winter. I.ftiir IJvenrit Cm Mini. The country comnilsHlonerH hove tranHfenetl lo Philip F. Naele the liquor llctmse held by K, C fule at No. 30 Church street, tills t-lty. a liquor license was Kinuted yesterday to JumeH Iv, Uinvpon for No, Main street, New Britain, and a driiK-y (fit's liquor lice nee was rtrnnted to Kd-ward J. Durnn for No. 6K0 North Main street. Now llrltuin. A snmll Hift hi tho cellar ben.ith J. C. JoiU tin's Arcade poolroom, No. 1,151 Main vtrcet, nt 1:70 yesterd.iy niorntuK, imtdn n lot of tmioke but did little damage a 5 1