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Henry Martyn Porter
Henry Martyn Porter
Born (1835-04-25)April 25, 1835
Died February 6, 1907(1907-02-06) (aged 71)
Place of burial West Cemetery, Middlebury, Vermont
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Union army col rank insignia.jpg Colonel
Unit Vermont 7th Vermont Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Henry Martyn Porter (April 25, 1835 – February 6, 1907) was an American Civil War Union Army Officer who served as a Colonel and commander of the 7th Vermont Infantry. He graduated in 1857 from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Connecticut.[1] He then became a teacher; first in Sutherland Falls, Vermont in 1857, then in Rupert, Vermont from 1858 to 1859, then in New York, also in 1859.[2] He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1861 as a Private in the New York National Guard.[3] He later became a Captain with the Vermont Infantry and achieved the rank Colonel.

From 1863 to 1864, he was the Provost Marshal for the city of New Orleans.[3] He served for five years until 1865.[1][4]

After his military career, he headed a department for the American Bank Note Company for over 22 years.[3] he was a member of the Loyal Legion, Lotus Club, Lawyer's Club, and the Union League Club.[1] He died at the age of 71, and is interred at West Cemetery in Middlebury, Vermont.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Boyce, Thomas Emerson (1890). "Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont". The Register Co. ASIN B002FQR7WQ.
  • Chi Psi, Chi Psi (1902). "The Sixth Decennial Catalogue". Harvard University.
  • University of Michigan (1901). "Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States". L. R. Hamersly Co.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chi Psi, p. 116
  2. Chi Psi, p. 115
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Boyce, p. 110
  4. Michigan, p. 286
  5. Ledoux, Tom (1996-2009). "Vermont in the Civil War". vermontcivilwar.org. VermontCivilWar.Org Database. http://vermontcivilwar.org/cem/virtual/middlebury-west.php. Retrieved 2009-07-13. [dead link]

External links[edit | edit source]

Henry Martyn Porter at Find a Grave

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