I did a little more digging into the story of Brevet Captain Albion Howe (who shares his name with a Civil War general who died in 1897). The Modoc War, where United States forces clashed with Native Americans, occurred in Oregon. The local Native Americans used the lava beds, created by ancient volcanic activity, to hold off the U.S. forces for months. Howe, who had been a major during the Civil War, was killed during this action. A sketch of Albion Howe can be found here. He also has a stained glass window dedicated by his wife to him in the Chapel of the Centurion.
The Lava Beds, Oregon
May 26, 2012 by Ashley
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