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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III
p312
2772

(Born Ala.)

John M. Porter

(Ap'd Ala.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McKinney, Wy., Sep. 30 to Oct. 6, 1879, — Ute Expedition, to Dec. 4, 1879, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Apr. 23, 1880, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Scouting, to May 5, 1881, — in Camp on White River, Col., to Nov. 10, 1881, — Ft. McKinney,  p313 Wy., to May 2, 1882, — Ft. Bowie, Ara., and Scouting, to July 31, 1882,

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 26, 1882)

— and Ft. Thomas, Ara., to Aug. 26, 1883.

Dropped, Nov. 30, 1883.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p309
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
p287
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. VI
p267
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Martin Porter, Born Dec. 22, 1856.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 26, 1882.

At Fort Thomas, Arizona, July 31, 1882, to Aug. 26, 1883; absent without leave from Aug. 26, 1883.

Dropped, Nov. 30, 1883.

Civil History. — Engaged in civil engineering in Central America until January, 1898, when he returned to Birmingham, Ala., broken in health to such an extent that he was unable to engage in any occupation.

Died, Jan. 23, 1908, at Birmingham, Ala.: Aged 51.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, AL.


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