BRIGADIER GENERAL HORACE PORTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/04/1908 - HFSID 313059
Sale Price $637.50
GENERAL HORACE PORTER
Horace Porter, a brigadier general in the American Civil War, pens a short note concerning "The Journal for the King"
Autograph Letter Signed: "Horace Porter," 1 page, 5¼x6½. Personal letterhead: Two Hundred and Seventy-Seven Madison Avenue. November, 4 1908. To: "Sir [unknown]" In full: "I have your letter about the 'Journal for the King' and am sorry I cannot give you the information you desire about it. Sincerely yours." Graduating from West Point in 1860, Porter (1837-1921) 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. Normal mailing folds. Light tear at top edge. Lightly toned. Smudge marks from ink. Otherwise, fine condition.
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