Samuel Porter

Death 11 Jul 1914 (aged 71)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 18666228 · View Source
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Corporal Co B 4th Delaware Infantry

Samuel Porter was a carriage maker until his enlistment in the army on August 13, 1862. He served in Co. B, 4th Regiment, Delaware Infantry. In October 1862 he became a corporal. He was wounded at the start of the siege of Petersburg. A shattered right elbow kept him on the government pension roll for the rest of his life. This wound was received on June 18,1864. His unit saw duty in the defense of Baltimore September 1862 to December 1862, Yorktown, VA. Dec. 28,1862 to July 1863. It joined the Army of the Potomac May 1864, Rapidan May 29-June 15; Totopotomy May 29-31; Cold Harbor June 1-12; Petersburg June 16-18. His active service stopped at this point because of his wound.

Samuel Porter was born Oct. 31, 1842 in Delaware. Porter was the only son of the 5 children of William and Mary (Watson) Porter. He married Margaret Henderson.
He died July 11, 1914


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  • Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
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  • Added: 28 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18666228
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Porter (31 Oct 1842–11 Jul 1914), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18666228, citing Mount Salem Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (contributor 48353502) .