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Fitz John Porter
Porter in 1862
August 31, 1822|
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
|Died||May 21, 1901
Morristown, New Jersey
|Allegiance||United States of America
||United States Army
|Years of service||1845–1863; 1886|
|Commands held||V Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|Other work||Public works commissioner, police commissioner, and fire commissioner (NYC)|
Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter or Fitz-John Porter) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general during the American Civil War. He is most known for his performance at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his subsequent court martial.
Although Porter served well in the early battles of the Civil War, his military career was ruined by the controversial trial, which was called by his political rivals. After the war, he worked for almost 25 years to restore his tarnished reputation and was finally restored to the army's roll.
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