Gen. E. P. Gaines, U.S.A.

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Creator:Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896 (photographer)
Title:Gen. E. P. Gaines, U.S.A.

Portrait of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849), a United States army officer who served with distinction during the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars and the Black Hawk War. He is also known for capturing Aaron Burr, who had killed Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 duel. Gaines was at odds with the War Department during most of his career, especially in regard to methods of frontier defense. A number of places in the United States were named in his honor, including Gainesvilles in Florida, Texas, and Georgia; Gaines Township in Michigan; and Gainesboro in Tennessee.

Local identification number: ULPA 1986.87.44

Types:Albumen prints | Cabinet photographs
Subjects:Portraits | Military uniforms | Military officers | Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849
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 1986.87.44 in the General Orlando M. Poe Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.

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