BRIGADIER GENERAL HORACE PORTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/25/1898 - DOCUMENT 174691
GENERAL HORACE PORTER
American Civil War Brigadier General Horace Porter wrote this letter
in 1898 to say that he would try to patch up a misunderstanding with
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
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