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Edward Ord

Born: Oct 18, 1818

Death: Jul 22, 1883

Birthplace: Cumberland

Nationality: United States

Edward Ord

Date of Birth : Oct 18, 1818
Date of Death : Jul 22, 1883
Birth Place : Cumberland

Edward Otho Cresap Ord was an American engineer and United States Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the American Civil War. He commanded an army during the final days of the Civil War, and was instrumental in forcing the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He also designed Fort Sam Houston. He died in Havana, Cuba of Yellow fever.


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