Andrew Porter (1820-1872)

Andrew Porter was brigadier general of volunteers in the Union Army. At West Point for only six months (1839), Porter earned two brevets in the Mexican War. At the start of the Civil War he was made a colonel and led a brigade at 1st Bull Run. Porter was promoted to brigadier general in 1861 and became provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac. He was mustered out in 1864 because of ill health.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES19925
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
997px
Width:
722px
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