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Title Brigadier General Andrew Porter
Catalog Number P2000.28.61
Object Name carte de visite
Description Albumen print on carte de visite stock with printed gold border of Andrew Porter. MARKS: Published by E. & H. T. Anthony...from Photographic Negative by Brady's National Portrait Gallery
Date 1862-1866
Event Civil War
People Porter, Andrew
Subjects Civil War
Mexican War
Photographer Brady, Mathew
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Emelia Schloerb Guenther
Catalog date 2000-09-19
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Full standing view of Brigadier General Andrew Porter, wearing general's double breasted coat, left arm at side holding gloves and right hand holding cap and leaning on back of chair. Porter was born July 10, 1820 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; attended USMA West Point for 6 months and appointed 1st Lieutenant in Regiment of Riflemen (1846); promoted to Captain and brevetted major and lt. colonel for gallantry (1848); duty in Texas (1848-61); promoted to Colonel of 16th US Infantry, brigadier general of volunteers (August 6), commanded brigade in Hunter's Division at 1st Bull Run (1861); provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac; releived and organized recruits in Pennsylvania; releived and made provost marshal of PA enforcing draft (1862); releived and briefly commanded depot for drafted men at Philadelphia, but releived of duty again. Mustered out of volunteer service and resigned regular commission on April 4 and 20, 1864 due to ill health; died in Paris January 3, 1872 and burried in Detroit, MI.
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