Dr. Howard Oliver loves history and studying all aspects of the American Civil War.
Throughout his life and education, Dr. Howard Oliver has always had a strong passion for learning and gaining knowledge in a variety of areas. Outside of the area his professional career and specialties, Dr. Howard Oliver has dedicated much time and study to learning about the American Civil War.
From intense battle scenes, to brave generals, to inspirational writings and speeches, Dr. Howard Oliver is fascinated by the time period of the Civil War dating from 1861 to 1865.
Considered one of the deadliest moments in our history, the Civil War saw great amounts of loss and blood shed through the numerous battles. While the Battle of Antietam is known as the bloodiest day in American History, other major battles studied by Dr. Howard Oliver include:
- Battle of Gettysburgh
- Battle of Chancellorsville
- Battle of Chickamauga
- Battle of The Wilderness
- Battle of Shiloh
- Battle of 1st Bull Run
- And Many More
Civil War Generals
The Civil War saw many great leaders and war generals fighting on both sides. Dr. Howard Oliver has enjoyed reading the biographies, life stories, and war strategies of these generals including:
- General Robert E. Lee (Confederate Army)
- General General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (Confederate Army)
- General Ulysses S. Grant (Union Army)
- General William Tecumseh Sherman (Union Army)
- Ambrose Burnside (Union Army)
- General Howard Oliver (Union Army)
- Amongst Others
Civil War Writings and Speeches
Dr. Howard Oliver has also been inspired by the great speeches and writings that occured during the time of the Civil War. Some of these most well known writings include:
- The Emancipation Proclamation – 1863 – by President Abraham Lincoln
- The Gettysburg Address – 1863 – by President Abraham Lincoln
- Robert E. Lee’s Farewell Address – 1865 – by General Robert E. Lee
- The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave
- What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? -1852 – by Frederick Douglass
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