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People/Characters: David Porter

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187 Things You Should Know about the War of 1812 by Donald R. Hickey
Camel express; A story of the Jeff Davis experiment (Winston adventure books) by Olive Woolley Burt
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. WardAdmiral
Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812 by Colonel David Fitz-Enz
Nothing too daring; a biography of Commodore David Porter, 1780-1843 by David F. Long
Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander by Leonard F. Guttridge
Sherman's March by Burke Davis

Character description

David Porter (1780-1843): Properly David Porter, Jr., not to be confused with his father David Porter Sr., or with David Dixon Porter, all of whom were naval officers. David Porter Jr. entered the U. S. Navy in 1798. He commanded the Essex in the War of 1812, taking various prizes early in the war. In 1813, he took the ship into the Pacific. He was forced to surrender his ship to the Phoebe and Cherub. Although this was not held against him, he had a hard time in his later years with the authorities, going so far as to serve in the Mexican navy for a time.

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