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HOWE, Albion Paris, soldier, born in Standish, Maine, 13 March, 1818. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1841, entered the 4th artillery, and from 1843 till 1846 was a teacher of mathematics at West Point. He served with credit in the Mexican war, was brevetted captain for his conduct at Contreras and Churubusco, and became captain, 2 March, 1855. He was General McClellan's chief of artillery in western Virginia in 1861, and commanded a brigade of light artillery in the Army of the Potomac dusting the campaign on the peninsula in 1862. He was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, 11 July, 1862, and was assigned to a brigade in Couch's division, 4th army corps. He was in the battles of Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. He was in command of the artillery depot, Washington, D. C., in 1864-'6, and was brevetted major-general, United States army, 13 March, 1865. for meritorious service during the rebellion. He was retired from the army in 1882, after serving for several years on the Pacific coast with the 4th artillery, of which he was major.
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