CDV of Captain Edward L. Porter 18th Connecticut Infantry, Killed in Action at Second Winchester - Inventory Number: CDV 463
Carte de visite image of Captain Edward L. Porter of the 18th Connecticut Infantry standing in full dress uniform. Porter enlisted in the three-month 2nd Connecticut Infantry in May 1861 and fought in the Battle of Bull Run. In October he was commissioned a lieutenant in the 18th Connecticut and served as the regiment’s adjutant. The 18th was part of General Robert Milroy’s forces at the Second Battle of Winchester on June 15, 1863. Captain Porter was killed leading his company in a desperate attack after which the majority of the regiment was captured. The image has clipped corners and a penciled identification, with the backmark of Bendann Brothers of Baltimore.
Edward L. Porter - Residence Middletown CT. Enlisted on 4/20/1861 as a Sergeant. On 5/7/1861 he mustered into "Inf A" Co. CT 2nd Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/7/1861 at New Haven, CT. On 8/22/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff CT 18th Infantry. He was Killed on 6/15/1863 at Winchester, VA. (Residence listed as "New London, CT") Promotions: 1st Lieut 8/4/1862 (1st Lieut & Adjutant as of 18th CT Inf). Capt 5/20/1863 (As of Co. F). Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 5/20/1863 from Field & Staff to company F. Other Information: Born in 1837. Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, CT.
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