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Porter, Fitz-John (1822-1901) to Henry Jackson Hunt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382.074 Author/Creator: Porter, Fitz-John (1822-1901) Place Written: Morristown, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 March 1871 Pagination: 9 p. ; 20.4 x 25.3 cm.

Porter replies to a letter from Hunt. Mentions McClellan, and initials on verso of page one. Recalls his experience in the Mexican American War for Hunt, who was writing on the topic. Suggests Hunt attempt to publish his writings in a magazine. Recalls a battle (possibly the 19 August 1847 Battle of Contreras). Mentions Cadwalader (possibly George Cadwalader), Percifer F. Smith, Pierce (possibly Franklin Pierce), Robert E. Lee, Zealous Bates Tower, and Colonel Riley.

Hunt had served as Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac. In the early 1870s, Hunt was commander of Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island.

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