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Admiral David Dixon Porter [Copy #3]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0951 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 10.2 x 7.9 cm

Summary of Content: Image identical to #948

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesNavyUnion General

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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