Correspondence, 1853-1917.

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Porter, Lucia Chauncey. Correspondence, 1853-1917.

Correspondence, 1853-1917.

Daughter of Gen. Fitz-John Porter. Correspondence and photographs collected by Miss Porter. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1885-1894 and is concerned with responses by former Civil War officers to Miss Porter's request for their photograph. The replies were sent in some instances directly to Gen. Porter and many of the replies concern the individual's relationship with him. Includes letters to Gen. Porter during the Civil War and others concerning his fight to vindicate his court martial for poor combat leadership at 2d Bull Run Battle, personal letters to Miss Porter, miscellaneous Civil War photographs, postcards and magazine photos.

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