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DAVID DIXON PORTER (1813-1891)
DAVID DIXON PORTER (1813-1891) 
Union admiral and squadron commander

Union admiral and squadron commander. The second US admiral, after David G. Farragut, he received Congressional commendations several times during the Civil War. Superintendent of the Naval Academy 1865-1869. Son of War of 1812 hero David Porter. Two-page document dated July 1, 1869, giving Commander John G. Walker of the USS Sabine his sailing orders, with provision for allowing his midshipmen to disembark to take their Naval Academy exams for promotion. Also signed by the Commandant of the Boston Navy Yard, JOHN RODGERS (1812-1882), scion of an illustrious American Navy family, Naval officer during the Civil War, senior US Navy Rear-admiral at the time of his death. $390.00


DAVID DIXON PORTER (1813-1891) 
Union admiral and squadron commander

Union admiral and squadron commander. The second US admiral, after David G. Farragut, he received Congressional commendations several times during the Civil War. Superintendent of the Naval Academy 1865-1869. Son of War of 1812 hero David Porter. Brief note in Porter's own hand, marked "Private." The only date is "Sunday Evening." Cryptic content concerning a report that should be made, and signed "Yours in Haste, David D Porter." $225.00


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