ADMIRAL DAVID D. PORTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/25/1883 - HFSID 46472
Sale Price $450.00
DAVID D. PORTER
As Admiral (1883), he signs a handwritten letter complying with an autograph request.
Autograph Letter signed: "David D. Porter/Admiral", 1 page, 5x8 mounted to paper frame. Washington, 1883 January 25. To "Dear Sir", in full: "Your request for my autograph is a very reasonable one and I comply with it with great pleasure. I deem it a compliment to myself when any one asks for my autograph. Respectfully yours". Porter (1813-1891), a member of a famous naval family, was a leading Union naval officer during the Civil War. When the war erupted, he participated in the blockade of Pensacola, Florida. Porter later served under Admiral David Farragut in the attacks on New Orleans and Vicksburg in 1862. For his services at Vicksburg, Porter earned a promotion to Rear Admiral. His gunboats later helped win a foothold in North Carolina. After the war, Porter served four years as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, improving its curriculum and physical plant. He went on to serve in the Navy Department and was promoted to Admiral in 1870. Porter also authored books on naval affairs and several novels. Edges lightly soiled. Horizontal fold crease through center. Minor surface creases. Vertical fold crease near right edge. Otherwise fine condition.
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