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American Civil War Brigadier General Horace Porter wrote this letter in 1898 to say that he would try to patch up a misunderstanding with someone.
ALS: "Horace Porter". 3 pages, 4½x7¾, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. June 25, 1898. Addressed to William W. Ellsworth, Esq. In full: "Dear Sir, I wrote McClure that I could talk [illegible] them write to You him in reply to this letter, and said I would be glad to meet him here, or at the Union League Club late any afternoon. I have not heard from him and Supposed he was busy and this matter was not of immediate importance. He would [illegible] or [illegible] for next November for which he as yet has not interesting dated before [illegible] me. However, it might be just as well to mail you circular tonight, [illegible] see that nothing appears in the press before Monday next If I cannot arrange to see McClure this afternoon I will write him a letter stating my position, and this would not reach him till Monday. I suppose your circulars will not mention when the article will appear, so that he may think if he pleases that it is likely to come out soon. Yours very truly". Graduating from West Point in 1860, Porter commanded the artillery used in capturing Fort Pulaski which guarded the harbor of Savannah, Georgia, in April, 1862. He saw action at Chickamauga in 1863 for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor 39 years later. In April, 1864, Porter became Aide-de-Camp to General Grant and was with him at Appomattox. After the war he remained a member of Grant's military staff and later became his White House military adviser. Porter became Vice President of the Pullman Car Company after resigning from the Army in 1873. Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Show-through from handwriting touches signature. Light dents along top edge. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: April 15, 1837 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Died: May 29, 1921 in New York City, New York

Film Credits
1897 General Porter's Oration (in person)

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