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    Fitz John Porter Signed Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", a standing portrait in uniform with a sword, with an R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. backstamp on verso. Signed below the image: "F.J. Porter Brig Genl."

    Fitz John Porter (1822-1901) was an 1845 West Point graduate who served gallantly in the Mexican-American War before joining the Union Army. He was promoted to colonel of the 15th Infantry in May 1861 and later received a divisional command in the Army of the Potomac under General McClellan. He fought at key battles such as the Yorktown, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, and Antietam.

    Having served under him, Porter was a strong admirer of McClellan. When McClellan's successor, John Pope, was soundly defeated at Second Bull Run, Porter publicly denounced him, which resulted in a court-martial and conviction for Porter. He was dismissed from the army on January 21, 1863 and was unable to clear his name until 1878.

    Condition: Light toning throughout, with two small puncture holes at the lower edge. The corners are bumped. Slight paper loss and rubbing on verso and top edge.


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