Letter : to General Hector Tyndale, 1864 February 7.
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Oliver Howard was born in Leeds, Maine, the son of Rowland Bailey Howard and Eliza Otis Howard. Rowland, a farmer, died when Oliver was 9 years old. Oliver attended Monmouth Academy in Monmouth, North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Kents Hill School in Readfield, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1850 at the age of 19. He then attended the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1854, fourth in his class of 46 cadets, as a brevet second lieutenant of ordnance. He served at the Watervlie...
Hector Tyndale was captain of the National Rangers of Southwark, later known as the Artillery Corps of Cadwalader Grays. From the description of Diary, 1842. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 151376880 ...