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ADMIRAL DAVID D. PORTER - LETTER SIGNED 04/13/1865 - HFSID 4390

DAVID D. PORTER Letter signed orders to report to the monitor U.S.S. Sangamon dated April 13, 1865 - the day before President Lincoln was shot Letter Signed: "David D. Porter" as Rear Admiral, Comd'g North Atlantic Squadron, 1 page, 8¼x9½. U.S. Flag-Ship 'Malvern', April 13, 1865. To Lieut. Henry C.

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DAVID D. PORTER
Letter signed orders to report to the monitor U.S.S. Sangamon dated April 13, 1865 - the day before President Lincoln was shot
Letter Signed: "David D. Porter" as Rear Admiral, Comd'g North Atlantic Squadron, 1 page, 8¼x9½. U.S. Flag-Ship 'Malvern', April 13, 1865. To Lieut. Henry C. Tallman, U.S. Navy, N. Atlantic Squadron. In full: "You will report, without delay, to the Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Sangamon for duty." Lieutenant Tallman was stationed on the U.S.S. Wabash when he received this order. The U.S.S. Sangamon, a 1,875-ton Passaic-class monitor, was built at Chester, Pa., and commissioned in February 1863. During the Civil War, she served off the Atlantic coast and in the James River, Virginia. Renamed the U.S.S. Jason in 1869, the ship was generally inactive until 1898, when she was recommissioned for Spanish-American War service. Captain David Porter adopted ten-year-old David G. Farragut in 1810, three years before his son, David D. Porter, was born. David D. Porter (1813-1891) served under his father in the West Indies and in the Mexican Navy. During the Civil War, he commanded a mortar fleet under Farragut at New Orleans and on the Mississippi (1862). Porter was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1863 and to Admiral in 1870. Lightly toned and creased. Random ink stains. Docket on verso lightly shows through to left margin. Ink transference at lower left corner. Folded twice horizontally and unfolded. Worn and torn along folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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