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David Dixon Porter (1813–1891)

Porter, David Dixon. An American admiral, son of David; born at Chester, PA, June 8, 1813; died at Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 1891. He came into prominence in the Mexican War, and during the Civil War held important naval commands at New Orleans, Vicksburg, and Fort Fisher. As an author he will be best remembered for his nautical romance, ‘The Adventures of Harry Marline’ (1886). Among his other works are: ‘Life of Commodore David Porter’ (1875); ‘Allan Dare and Robert le Diable’ (1885), a romance; ‘History of the Navy in the War of the Rebellion’ (1887).