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Three 4th US Cavalry Officer CDV's San Antonio, Texas-Drowned on duty!
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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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.