On this site was born Fitz John Porter

On this site was born Fitz John Porter (HM1SAT)

Location: Portsmouth, NH 03801 Rockingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.445', W 70° 45.279'

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Aug. 31, 1822

While his father Capt. John Porter, U.S.N.
Commanded the Portsmouth Navy Yard.
Graduated West Point, July 1845
Distinguished himself and was wounded in War with Mexico
Instructor of Artillery and Cavlary
West Point 1854-1855.
Asst. Adj. Gen. Utah Expedition 1854.
During Civil War
Brev. Brig. Gen. U.S.A. June 27, 1862
Maj. Gen. U.S. Vol. July 4, 1862
Commanded Army Corps.
Cashiered Jan. 21st. 1863.

The case of Gen. Porter was reviewed by
A Board of Officers appointed by
President Hayes
Consisting of
Lieut. Gen. J. M. Schofield
Brev. Maj. Gen. A.H. Terry
Brev. Maj. Gen. G.W. Getty
Hon. Joseph H. Choate Counsel for Gen Porter
The Board fully exonerated him
Their judgement was approved by
General U.S. Grant.
Finally by both Houses of Congress
He was restored to his former
rank in the Regular Army
by President Cleveland
Died at Morristown, New Jersey
May 21st, 1801
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 357151 N 4770535
Decimal Degrees43.07408333, -70.75465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.445', W 70° 45.279'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 26.7" N, 70° 45' 16.74" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 234 Pleasant St, Portsmouth NH 03801, US
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