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Porter David

Porter, David (1780-1843), was born at Boston, Massachusetts. He did good service against the British in the war of 1812-13, and afterwards against West Indian pirates. He entered the American diplomatic service, and died United States minister at Constantinople. His son, David Dixon Porter (1813-91), entered the American navy in 1829. He distinguished himself during the Civil War as commander of the Mississippi squadron, and while in-charge of the North Atlantic squadron assisted in capturing Fort Fisher (January, 1865). He was author of History of the Navy in the War of the Rebellion (1887), and several other works.