Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
On this site was born Fitz John Porter
Aug. 31, 1822
Commanded the Portsmouth Navy Yard.
Graduated West Point, July 1845
Distinguished himself and was wounded in War with Mexico
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
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′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haven Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Siras Bruce (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Joseph & Nancy (Cotton) and their children, Eleazor & James (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Pole and Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
Also see . . . Fitz John Porter - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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-American • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2016, by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 22, 2016, by Ali Newton of Boston, Massachusetts. 6. submitted on July 26, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 7. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.