1893 : General Oliver Otis Howard, Class of 1850, receives the Medal of Honor for his role in the Battle of Seven Pines on June 1, 1862. The citation reads in part: “[Howard] led the 61st New York Infantry in a charge in which he was twice severely wounded in the right arm, necessitating amputation.”
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