GREAT COMMANDERS SERIES - ADMIRAL PORTER

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By James Russell Soley, formerly Asst. Secretary of the Navy. Published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1903. 499 pp., ills. Maps. Green glazed cloth, 7.5 x 5”, with gilt spine lettering. Exhibits the slightest of outer wear. Else near fine. David Dixon Porter was one of the two prominent Union naval commander of the Civil War, the other being David Farragut, his adoptive brother. Porter won reputation with his handling of the Mississippi River War, working with General Grant at Fort Donelson and during the Siege of Vicksburg. He later commanded the naval side of the successful amphibious assault on Ft. Fisher in the closing phase of the war. Post-war, he served as commandant of the US Naval Academy, and received Admiral’s rank, raising him on a par with Farragut.

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