Col. O.M. Poe, 2nd Mich. Inf. Vols.

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Creator:Dillman, Louis (artist)
Title:Col. O.M. Poe, 2nd Mich. Inf. Vols.

Sketch of two military men, one sitting on a camp stool, the other standing beside him. In the background a soldier is standing guard with a rifle on his shoulder. A photo of Orlando M. Poe is pasted on the body of the seated man and another photo is pasted on the man standing. In the lower right corner is written "Louis Dillmann. 1862." "Col. O. M. Poe 2nd Mich Inf Vols" is written to the left of Poe. Card affixed to verso reads: "Compliments of Louis Dillman City Clerk." Louis Dillman was City Clerk of Detroit, Michigan from 1878-1881. He had been Captain of Michigan's Second Infantry Company A, mustered into U.S. service on May 25, 1861. Poe became a Colonel of this unit in September 1861. Poe later served as General Sherman's chief engineer, overseeing the burning of Atlanta. After the war in 1870 Poe 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 1986.87.82

Types:Albumen prints
Subjects:Drawings | Portraits | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union | Generals--American--1860-1870 | Generals | Military uniforms | Military officers | Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe), 1832-1895
Collection:General Orlando M. Poe Collection, 1836-ca. 1890
Institution:University of Louisville Libraries
Original Material:

6 x 7 in. b&w albumen print mounted on 8 x 10 in. board. Item Number ULPA 1986.87.82 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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