Gen. O. M. Poe, U.S.A. Corps of Engineers.

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Title:Gen. O. M. Poe, U.S.A. Corps of Engineers.

Portrait of Orlando M. Poe, a United States Army officer (brevet brigadier general) and engineer in the United States Civil War. After helping General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea, he was responsible for much of the early lighthouse construction on the Great Lakes. The design and implementation of the first Poe Lock was instrumental in making possible the shipping industry which was pivotal to the creation of the basic steel industry in the United States.

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.42

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 | United States. Army. Corps of Engineers | Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe), 1832-1895
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 1986.87.42 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-1890

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