Gen. Rufus King, U.S.A. Corps of Engineers

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Title:Gen. Rufus King, U.S.A. Corps of Engineers

Portrait of Rufus King (1814-1876), a newspaper editor, educator, U.S. diplomat, and a Union brigadier general in the United States Civil War. He was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Minister to the Papal States in 1861. While on his way to Rome, the United States Civil War broke out. He took a leave of absence to come to the defense of his country.

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.11

Types:Albumen prints | Cabinet photographs
Subjects:Portraits | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union | Generals--American--1860-1870 | Generals | Military uniforms | Military officers | King, Rufus, 1814-1876
Collection:General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-ca. 1890
Institution:University of Louisville Libraries
Original Material:

4.25 x 6.5 in. b&w cabinet card. Item Number ULPA 1986.87.11 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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