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Joseph Howland

Perhaps most effective remembered for his bravery in the Peninsula Campaign’s Fight of Gaines’ Mill, this Union Military Commander also fought in the First Fight of Bull Work. Towards the end from the American Civil Battle, he pursued a politics profession and was elected NY Condition Treasurer. In 1861, he enlisted in the 16th NY Condition Volunteers regiment. He helped create Cornell University as well as the Hudson River Condition Medical center for the Insane. When he was twenty-one years of age, he wedded abolitionist Eliza Newton Woolsey. He and prominent stage celebrity Maude Adams had been both descendants of Mayflower Small signer John Howland.

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