Three cdv's of Lt. David R. Porter, of the famous 4th US Cavalry. The first one is as a cadet at West Point, signed in ink on the front. Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass. b/m.
The second one is in uniform with another officer (trying to identify), taken in San Antonio, Texas. Doerr & Jesse Photographers b/m.
The last one is in his regular uniform, this one has a Lilienthal, New Orleans b/m.
Sadly, Porter was assigned after graduation from West Point to the 4th Cavalry in 1865 in Texas, and died in the line of duty less than a year later. Not by arrow or bullet, but by drowning.
Rare early US regular cavalry in Texas, all are in very good condition as shown in the photographs.
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DAVID R. PORTER
Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 23, 1865.
Served: in garrison at New Orleans, La., Oct.‑Nov., 1865; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Nov., 1865, to June, 1866, — and Scouting
(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Mar. 8, 1866)
through Northern Texas, June 27 to Sep. 16, 1866; as Sub‑Commissioner of Bureau of Freedmen, Refugees, and Abandoned Lands, Sep. to Oct. 17, 1866; and on frontier duty at Brownsville, Tex., Oct.‑Nov., 1866.
Died, Nov. 28, 1866, at Brownsville, Tex.: Aged 25.