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Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

On this site was born Fitz John Porter

Aug. 31, 1822

 
 
On this site was born Fitz John Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ali Newton, May 21, 2016
1. On this site was born Fitz John Porter Marker
Inscription.
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
1846-1847.
Instructor of Artillery and Cavalry
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, 1901

 
Location. 43° 4.445′ N, 70° 45.279′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Pleasant Street near Edward St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
On this site was born Fitz John Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ali Newton, May 21, 2016
2. On this site was born Fitz John Porter Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haven Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Israel (approx. 0.2 miles away); James (Stavers) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The South Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portsmouth NH Red Light District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Pole and Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point of Graves (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Point of Graves (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Fitz John Porter - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Panel engravings
Each of the panels in bas relief are engraved:
1 side panel says Kelly 1905, One says Kelly 1904, and the end piece with the balloonist says Kelly.
    — Submitted July 26, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.

 
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Lt. Fitz John Porter in the War with Mexico image. Click for full size.
By Ali Newton, May 21, 2016
3. Lt. Fitz John Porter in the War with Mexico
The faint engraving on the bas-relief reads: Lt. FJ Porter wounded at the Aqueduct Garita Belen, Capture of the City of Mexico, September 13, 1847.
On this site was born Fitz John Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ali Newton, May 21, 2016
4. On this site was born Fitz John Porter Marker
Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter and Brig. Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher image. Click for full size.
By Ali Newton, May 21, 2016
5. Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter and Brig. Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher
The additional engraving reads: Charge at Malvern Hill.
A bas-relief of Fitz John Porter during his famous balloon ride on April 11, 1862. image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 26, 2016
6. A bas-relief of Fitz John Porter during his famous balloon ride on April 11, 1862.
General Fitz-John Porter decided to ride in an observation balloon alone when inventor Thaddeus Lowe took a sick-day. In flight, the balloon tether breaks, and Porter nearly crosses into enemy territory. A last minute change in wind direction returned him to Union lines.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts.   6. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 30, 2016.
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