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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. served in the Civil War as a first lieutenant in the Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He saw action in several battles, including Fredericksburg, Antietam, and Chancellorsville. He later served as an associate justice on the Supreme Court from 1902 to 1932.


Articles by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

May 25, 2019 12:16 pm

“To Fight Out a War, You Must Believe Something”

Editor’s note:¬†Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. delivered this address to a group of Civil War veterans in Keene, New Hampshire, on…

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.