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People/Characters: William David Porter

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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

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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