Hook used to destroy railroad iron.

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Creator:Moliter, E. (lithographer)
Title:Hook used to destroy railroad iron.

E. Moliter, noted Civil War lithographer, drew this image of the hook used by Sherman's Army on the March to the Sea (1864) and Campaign of the Carolina's (1865), for twisting and destroying railroad iron. Many of Moliter's illustrations were drawn circa 1863-1865. The rails were heated with bonfires and twisted to destruction with the hooks. In Sherman's memoirs he attributes the design of this hook to Colonel Poe. On the verso is handwritten in pencil: "Return to General O. M Poe - 34 West Congress St., Detroit, Mich."

Local identification number: ULRB destruction hook

Types:Engravings (prints) | StillImage
Subjects:Equipment | Steel, High strength | Steel, Heat resistent | United States--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction & pillage | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-ca. 1890
Institution:University of Louisville Libraries
Contributors:University of Louisville. Photographic Archives
Original Material:

6 1/4 x 9 1/4 b&w sketch, General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Rare Books.

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Related Materials:

Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-1890



Persistent Link to Item:https://digital.library.louisville.edu/u?/poe,176