Porter, David D. (David Dixon)
- Existence: 1813 - 1891
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Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3249
Abstract Most of the letters are to Throckmorton’s mother, Mary, in Washington (D.C.). In addition to his homesickness and hopes to relocate, he relates news and observations on Indian affairs. Two letters to Throckmorton’s mother, dated 1877, are from David D. Porter, an admiral and head of the naval Board of inspection. Throckmorton saw active service in the Civil War primarily at Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville and Stone River. Remaining a Major in the army, he was also active in the Indian Wars...