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McHenry Howard Photograph Collection, PP171
Finding Aid to the McHenry Howard Photograph Collection, PP171
H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society
McHenry Howard Photograph Collection
McHenry Howard, 1838-1923.
1882-1886; not dated
This collection consists of 3 albums of 133 photographs related to McHenry Howard. Includes photographs of his summer home in Oakland, Md and the surrounding area, Urye, and photographs of unidentified people, possibly family members.
H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Open to the public without restrictions.
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Gift of the estate of Julia McHenry Howard, 1959.
Processed by Damon Talbot, August 2014
MS 469; G 5087
McHenry Howard was born on December 26, 1838 to Charles Howard and Elizabeth Phoebe Key Howard, the daughter of Francis Scott Key. A Marylander, he joined the 1stMaryland Regiment of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. His brothers, Frank Key Howard, John Eager Howard, Charles Howard, James Howard, and Edward Lloyd Howard also served in the Confederacy. During his service, McHenry Howard was appointed as a 1st Sergeant, an Aid-de-Camp, and later as an Ordinance Officer in the staff under General George Steuart. He reportedly saw combat under the esteemed General Robert E. Lee, and the famous General “Stonewall” Jackson. In 1864, McHenry Howard was imprisoned at Fort Delaware, though he was released towards the end of the war. He later wrote of his accounts during the war, most notably in his 1914 Recollections of a Maryland Confederate Soldier and Staff Officer Under Johnston, Jackson, and Lee. McHenry Howard died on September 11, 1923.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of 3 albums of 133 photographs related to McHenry Howard. Includes photographs of his summer home in Oakland, Maryland, the surrounding area, and photographs of unidentified people, possibly family members.
Album 1 – 1882-1883
Summer home of McHenry Howard in Oakland, Maryland; Oakland and the surrounding area; “Urye”
Album 2 – 1883 - 1886
Youghiogheny River; “Urye”; Summer home of McHenry Howard in Oakland, Maryland, Elk River; John Hambrick’s House and Family;
Album 3 – not dated
Youghiogheny River; Fort Pendleton; “Edgewood, Chester, County, “Brandywine”; unidentified portraits.