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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II
p646
1719

(Born Pa.)

A. Parker Porter

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Andrew Parker Porter: Born June 17, 1835.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Colorado, Tex., 1856, — Scouting, 1856, being engaged against Comanche Indians in a Skirmish near the headwaters of Caddo River, Tex., Dec. 22, 1856, — Camp Colorado, Tex., 1856‑57, — Scouting, 1857, — Camp Colorado, Tex., 1857‑58, — Scouting, 1858, — Camp Colorado, Tex., 1858, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1858, — Washita Expedition, 1858, being engaged in Action near Washita Village, I. T., Oct. 1, 1858, — Camp Radziminski, Tex., 1858‑59, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1860, — Scouting, 1860, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1860‑61, — and Fredericksburg, Tex., 1861; and in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1861.

First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 20, 1861: 5th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Quartermaster, 5th Cavalry, Apr. 1 to Aug. 3, 1861, being engaged in purchasing horses at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., for remounting 5th Cavalry, Apr.‑May, 1861, — and as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.G. H. Thomas' brigade, in Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, June to Aug., 1861; as Asst. Commissary of the Army of the Potomac in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug., 1861, to Mar., 1862, — in the

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to Aug., 1862, — in the Maryland

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 20, 1862, to July 3, 1865)

Campaign, Sep. to Nov., 1862, — in the Rappahannock Campaign, Dec., 1862, to June 6, 1863, — and at Alexandria, Va., July to Oct., 1863; as Chief of Commissariat, Department of the Cumberland, Nov., 1863, to Feb. 15, 1865; on Board for examination of Commissary Departments,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Oct. 26, 1864, to July 24, 1865; and as Chief of Commissariat, Department of Arkansas, Sep. 18, 1865, to Aug. 15, 1866, — and of the State of Arkansas and the Indian Territory, Dec. 5, 1865, to Aug. 15, 1866.

Died Aug. 15, 1866, at Little Rock, Ark.: Aged 31.

Buried, Easton Cemetery, Easton, PA.


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