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David Dixon Porter
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- Jerry Schwartz
 Added: Mar. 2, 2016
Admiral, thank you for your service to the country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 13, 2016
Thank you for helping to preserve the Union and free the slaves. I enjoyed your book "Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War" very much. The Richmond tour you described was uplifting.
- D.M.S.
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015

- Pipedreamer
 Added: Feb. 13, 2015

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
Admiral thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Your fleet at Vicksburg and elsewhere was a significant part in the victory won. Rest in peace, sir!
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 8, 2014
you will always be a true American hero. Thank you for saving our country. Rest in peace Admiral
- colin smith
 Added: Jan. 12, 2014

- Doug Lind
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013
- Dave Crouse
 Added: Jul. 16, 2013
Thank you for your services in the Civil War (especially on the Mississippi River) and in the years afterwards up to your death.
- J.B.
 Added: Feb. 14, 2013
Companion #00029 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Sep. 15, 2012

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Aug. 23, 2012

- Rubbings
 Added: Jul. 11, 2012
Rest in peace, Sir. Thank you for your service to our Union and for helping to make our navy strong enough to preserve our country against those who would have destroyed her. With respect to you for your leadership and dedication to duty,
- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 13, 2012

- Pipedreamer
 Added: Feb. 13, 2012
Remembering a Great Admiral on the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
- LaDene
 Added: Apr. 12, 2011
Remembering You Today, Sir.
- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 13, 2011
Blessings to a Special Sailor!!
- LaDene
 Added: Dec. 18, 2010
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Nov. 17, 2010
Thanks for The Service and Thanks for the Books. Good Officer and Good Writer.
- KC
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
Happy Veteran's Day. Thank You for Serving Our Country!! God Bless the USA!
- LaDene
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010

- LaDene
 Added: Sep. 28, 2010
So Loved..
- LaDene
 Added: Aug. 23, 2010
Thank You for Your Service to this GREAT Country!!
- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 3, 2010
Happy Birthday, Sir!!!
- LaDene
 Added: Jun. 8, 2010
In Memory of Your Service to our Country!!
- LaDene
 Added: May. 30, 2010
- LaDene
 Added: May. 22, 2010

- Rick L. Gray
 Added: Apr. 1, 2010
- karl anglin
 Added: Mar. 4, 2010
Thank you!!
- LaDene
 Added: Feb. 13, 2010

- lisa greenman
 Added: Feb. 12, 2010

- Pipedreamer
 Added: Feb. 5, 2010
Thank you Sir..
- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Jan. 27, 2010

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Dec. 25, 2009

- Tom Cummings
 Added: Oct. 16, 2009

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 8, 2009
Thank you so much for your service in the civil war. i wish we had met, but you had died many years before i was born. i have read many great things about you and i am glad to call myself a Porter. i am still deciding if i will go into the navy like you, but music is my calling not the service... please rest in peace and i will make sure i come by your grave soon and leave my favorite flowers for you.
- rip, love your great great granddaughter
 Added: Jan. 14, 2009

- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Jun. 8, 2008
After your foster brother David Glasgow Farragut you were the leading naval hero of the American Civil War, especially involved with Generals Grant and Sherman in the Vicksburg campaign on the Mississippi. But you were active elsewhere, being involved in salvaging and successfully completing the taking of Fort Fisher and closing of Wilmington, North Carolina - the last major port of the Confederacy - in January 1865. This was followed with your attending President Lincoln's final conference with Generals Grant and Sherman at City Point in early April 1865. After the death of Farragut you became the ranking Admiral of the Navy until you died in 1891. It was said that you were not modern enough for what was needed, but you did instill great navalcharacter in your officer corps. Rest in peace Admiral Porter - you lived up to your father and foster brother's reputations.
- J. B.
 Added: Mar. 20, 2008
Happy Birthday
- Republican
 Added: Jun. 8, 2007

- gaby hayes
 Added: Jun. 8, 2007
In memory.
 Added: Jun. 8, 2007
- The Mystery Man
 Added: Mar. 3, 2007

- gaby hayes
 Added: Feb. 12, 2007

- kim from texas
 Added: Feb. 12, 2007
Admiral Porter, in the Spring of 1861 you were a Lieutenant with many years of service behind you. Because of the slow rate of promotion in the Navy, you were going to resign, but remained in the service when the Civil War began. Shortly after the start of the war, you won a long overdue promotion to Full Commander, and was subsequently promoted to acting Rear Admiral over the heads of many senior officers. For your outstanding service in the Vicksburg campaign, you were made a permanent Rear Admiral. Following the war, you became the Navy's second Vice Admiral and served as superintendent of the Naval Academy. In 1870, after having served for a year as an advisor to the Secretary of the Navy (According to one source, you were in virtual command of the Navy during that time), you succeeded the Late Admiral Farragut as the senior officer of the Navy. Accordingly, you received promotion to full Admiral and despite your high rank, possessed little power. Yet, you continued to serve your nation and the Navy with honor. I salute you for the remarkable success you experienced as you rose from Lieutenant to Full Admiral in less than a decade. That Sir, is hard to emulate and I wish you eternal rest as you sail the seas of eternal peace on your flagship.
- Rich McKeever
 Added: Oct. 19, 2006

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Oct. 15, 2006
Happy Birthday In Heaven!
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Jun. 8, 2006
You are one admiral whose service we shall truly admire.
- Lee Eisenberg
 Added: Jun. 8, 2006
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