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People/Characters: Fitz-John Porter

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1862 by Robert Conroy
American Civil War by Winston S. Churchill
The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam by Ronald H. Bailey
A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends & Folklore by B. A. Botkin
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac by Stephen W. Searsas Fitz John Porter
Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign by Ronald H. Bailey
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears
Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run by John L. Papanek
Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard
Mr. Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton
Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas by John J. Hennessy
To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign by Stephen W. Sears

Character description

Fitz-John Porter (1822-1901): Union general. West Point graduate and veteran of the Mexican War. Made colonel and then brigadier general in 1861, he became major general and commander of the V Corps of the Army of the Potomac in 1862. A friend and supporter of George B. McClellan, he fought in the Peninsular Campaign, but John Pope thought his performance at Second Bull Run unacceptable; Pope had Porter relieved. A court-martial cashiered him in 1863. He was reinstated in 1886. His case became a cause celebre, because it was to a significant extent political and personal; Porter had supported McClellan ande Democratic principles against Pope and Republican principles. After the Civil War, he was active in construction and mining and also served in the New York City government.

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