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The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Footeas Dirty Bill Porter
Ellet's Brigade : the strangest outfit of all by Chester G. Hearnas Commander William D. Porter
The Road to Shiloh: Early Battles in the West by David Nevinas John Porter, commander of the Essex
Vicksburg Is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River by William L. Sheaas Commander William D. Porter

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  1. First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C. Davis (1983)
  2. Army of the heartland : The Army of Tennessee, 1861-1862 by Thomas Lawrence Connelly (1967)
  3. Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War by Stephen R. Wise (1988)
  4. The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote (1962)
  5. Triumph and Defeat: The Vicksburg Campaign by Terrence J. Winschel (1999)
  6. The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth by Peter Cozzens (1997)
  7. The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea (1994)
  8. A Crisis In Confederate Command: Edmund Kirby Smith, Richard Taylor, And The Army Of The Trans-Mississippi by Jeffery S. Prushankin (2005)
  9. Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg by Timothy B. Smith (2004)
  10. Jefferson Davis in Blue: The Life of Sherman's Relentless Warrior by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. (2002)
  11. No Better Place to Die: The Battle of Stones River by Peter Cozzens (1989)
  12. Shiloh: Bloody April by Wiley Sword (1974)
  13. Thunder Along The Mississippi: The River Battles That Split The Confederacy by Jack Coombe (1996)
  14. Nothing but Victory: The Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865 by Steven E. Woodworth (2005)
  15. Perryville : this grand havoc of battle by Kenneth W. Noe (2001)

Character description

William David Porter (10 March 1809 - 1 May 1864), the son of Commodore David Porter, brother of Admiral David Dixon Porter, and foster brother of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, entered the U.S. Navy on 1 January 1823. He remained in the Union navy, and in 1861 commanded the gunboat Essex (named in honor of his father's frigate of the same name).

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