Orlando Scott Goff (September 10, 1843 – October 17, 1916) was a 19th-century photographer of the American West
Orlando Scott Goff was born in Middletown, Connecticut on September 10, 1843, the youngest of five children of Alfred Goff, shoemaker and Adaline, née Giddings. In his late teens Goff was apprenticed to learn the trade of carriage maker, but after the outbreak of the American Civil War he enlisted in October 1861 at the age of 18 with the 10th Connecticut Regiment Infantry of the Union Army seeing service in the Carolinas, Florida and Virginia. On October 13, 1864 Goff was wounded at the Battle of Darbytown Road near Richmond, Virginia. He spent 2 months at a military hospital at Fort Monroe, Virginia and upon his release was promoted to 1st sergeant and later to 2nd lieutenant. On the 2 August 1865 Goff was mustered out of service,.