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  1. gentlemanrob

    Hatch, John Porter

    John Porter Hatch Born: January 9, 1822 Birthplace: Oswego, New York Father: Moses Porter Hatch 1791 – 1871 (Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Oswego, New York) Mother: Hannah Reed 1802 – 1878 Wife: Adelaide G. Burckle 1825 – 1919 (Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)...
  2. gentlemanrob

    CS Aldrich, Alfred Porter

    Alfred Proctor Aldrich Born: June 4, 1814 Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina Father: Robert Aldrich 1780 – 1851 (Buried: Saint Phillips Episcopal, Charleston, South Carolina) Mother: Ann Hawkins Lebby 1787 – 1830 (Buried: Saint Phillips Episcopal, Charleston, South Carolina) Wife...
  3. John Hartwell

    Gen Porter in a Balloon

    [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Observation_balloon_RAE-O982a.jpg] The Bedford (Ind.) Daily Mail, of June 14, 1906, contains the story of Gen.FitzJohn Porter's close call as an aeronaut:
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Porter's USS Dummy Ship, A February 1863 Story For April 1st

    In an era when the only way to avoid falling victim to fertile pranksters off their leash on April Fool's Day was to huddle in your basement, David Dixon Porter could be forgiven for jumping the calendar a bit and indulging himself. We just, plain loved April Fool's Day. Porter's account may...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Red River Dam, View From The Deck Of Mound City

    Bailey's Dam , illustration'from Frank Leslie's. Thousands worked on the dam, thousands watched. It was a huge spectacle- love to have been a witness. J. B. A., seaman on USS Mound City, left us the view from the top. Still my favorite story of the whole war, cannot figure out why there's no...
  6. Elmer R. Woodard III

    Good Afternoon

    I am happy to announce that I have just completed the first and only book on the Battle of Gaines' Mill. https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/a-bloody-day-at-gaines-mill/ Maps by Hal Jesperson. Some highlights: Douglas Southall Freeman was not a very good historian. GASP! Who took the Union...
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