Gen. Wm. F. Smith ("Baldy"), U.S.A. Corps of Engineers.

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Title:Gen. Wm. F. Smith ("Baldy"), U.S.A. Corps of Engineers.

Portrait of William Farrar Smith (1824-1903), also known as "Baldy," a civil engineer, a member of the New York City police commission, and Union general in the United States Civil War. He was appointed a brigadier general after helping organize the 1st Vermont Brigade. During his military career, he was appointed, rejected, and re-appointed as major general. He was considered a man of great military ability but was also contentious and controversial, often criticizing the plans of other generals and his superiors.

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.23

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 | Smith, William Farrar, 1824-1903
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 1986.87.23 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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