Pvt. John Ferdinand Porter, entered Confederate service in May 1862 in Brookhaven, MS. He was captured and sent to a prison camp and released after the war ended. He was my G-G-Grandfather.
While looking through the closet of my parents house, I came across John Porter's cane that he monogrammed and dated - 1926....He died in 1927.
I was given this cane to continue to keep in the family. I was told this cane was made by him.
I'm pleased to have this momento from my relative that fought in the civil war.