David Dixon Porter
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|David Dixon Porter|
Porter in the 1860s, during the American Civil War
|Born||June 8, 1813|
Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||February 13, 1891 (aged 77)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.|
United States of America
|Service/branch|| Mexican Navy|
United States Navy
|Years of service||1825–1828 (Mexico)|
|Commands held||Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy|
Board of Inspection
American Civil War
|Other work||Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885)|
David Dixon Porter (June 8, 1813 – February 13, 1891) was a United States Navy admiral. Porter helped improve the Navy as the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War.
References[change | change source]
- West, Second Admiral, pp. 335–345.
- "David Dixon Porter". National Park Service. Retrieved 25 May 2018.