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Document Details


Title: Letter from David Dixon Porter to Gustavus Vasa Fox, May 24, 1862
Document type: Letter
Accessibility: Paid Only
Repository: Alexander Street Press
Collection: The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries (Subscription only)
URL: http://www.alexanderstreet4.com/cgi-bin/asp/cwld/documentidx.pl?aspdocid=S1998-D042
Original Language: English
Time span: 1862
Speaker: Porter, David Dixon, 1813-1897
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 08-Jun-1813
Speaker place of birth: Chester County, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Age at speaking: 49
Document location: Ship Island, MS
Document date: 24-May-1862
People discussed: David Glasgow Farragut; Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870
Organizations discussed: Octorara, Ship; U.S. Navy
Locations discussed: Alabama; Florida; Mississippi; Mobile, AL; North America; Pensacola, FL; Ship Island, MS; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Alabama; David Glasgow Farragut; Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870; Florida; Mississippi; Mobile, AL; North America; Octorara, Ship; Pensacola, FL; Ship Island, MS; U.S. Navy; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Blockades; Chain of command; Economics; Entertainment and recreation; Gossip; Military; Military engineering; Military occupations; Military officers; Military promotions; Navy bases; Navy sailors; Navy ships; Post-battle writings; Writing formats; Writing from field
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: S1998-D042-3525