David D. Porter (1813-1891)

David Dixon Porter was an admiral in the Union Navy. He was an outstanding naval officer when it came to coordinating movements with the Army. As early as age eleven he sailed in the West Indies and in the Mexican Navy. Porter joined the U.S. Navy in 1829. In April 1861 Porter was named commander and linked with his foster brother, David Farragut, in the capture of New Orleans. Following the capture of Vicksburg in 1863, he was promoted to rear admiral. In 1864 he fought at Fort Fisher and received the Thanks of Congress for the fourth time. He was appointed admiral of the Navy in 1870.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES19936
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1090px
Width:
734px
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