Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe), 1832-1895

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1832-03-07
Death 1895-10-02
Americans

Biographical notes:

U.S Army officer and engineer.

From the description of O.M. Poe papers, 1852-1922 (bulk 1863-1885). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980188

American army officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Col. S.T. Abert, 1882 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617746

Union soldier.

From the description of Report, 1861 May 12. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49264199

Union Army officer, from Navarre (Stark Co.), Ohio.

From the description of Memoir, 1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20071345

From the description of Memoir, 1888. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270817

Civil War Union brigadier general, breveted, chief engineer of the Army of the Ohio, Gen. William T. Sherman's Chief Engineer, engineer on the Great Lakes after the Civil War. One of the Soo Locks (Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.) is named after him. For his biography, see Civil War Dictionary (p. 656-657).

From the description of Papers, 1853,1878. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 37204118

Biographical Note

  • 1832, Mar. 7: Born, Navarre, Ohio
  • 1856: Graduated, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1856 - 1861 : Served as lieutenant of topographical engineers
  • 1861: Married Eleanor Carroll Brent Appointed colonel of Second Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry
  • 1862: Commisioned brigadier-general of volunteers Commanded troops during the Peninsular campaign in Virginia, the second battle of Bull Run, Va., the Maryland campaign, and the battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
  • 1863: Volunteer commission expired Promoted captain of engineers in regular army Appointed chief engineer of the Army of the Ohio Directed the defenses of Knoxville, Tenn.
  • 1864: Appointed brevet major Brevetted lieutenant colonel for service during Atlanta, Ga. campaign Breveted colonel for service in Savannah, Ga. campaign
  • 1864 - 1865 : Chief engineer under General William T. Sherman
  • 1865: Brevetted brigadier general for service in campaign resulting in the surrender of General Joseph E. Johnston
  • 1865 - 1870 : Secretary, United States Light-House Board
  • 1870 - 1873 : Engineer, Upper Lakes Light-House District
  • 1873 - 1884 : Commissioned colonel Aide-de-camp to William T. Sherman
  • 1883 - 1895 : Superintended iron and harbor works in Great Lakes region
  • 1895: Died, Detroit, Mich.

From the guide to the O. M. Poe Papers, 1852-1922, (bulk 1863-1885), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Lighthouses--Great Lakes (North America)
  • Military engineering
  • Canals--Great Lakes (North America)
  • Lighthouse
  • Rivers--Maps
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Canals--Michigan
  • Canals
  • Canals--Illinois

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • Engineers

Places:

  • Sault Sainte Marie Canal (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Neebish Island (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ohio River Valley (as recorded)
  • Spectacle Reef (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • Great Lakes (North America) (as recorded)
  • Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • Atlanta (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Savannah (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Knoxville (Tenn.) (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • Saint Marys River (Mich. and Ont.) (as recorded)
  • Hennepin Canal (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Sault Sainte Marie Canal (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Spectacle Reef (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Knoxville (Tenn.) (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Hennepin Canal (Ill.) (as recorded)