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Fitz John Porter
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Porter in 1862
Born (1822-08-31)August 31, 1822
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Died May 21, 1901(1901-05-21) (aged 78)
Morristown, New Jersey
Buried
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1845–1863; 1886
Rank Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major general
Commands held V Corps, Army of the Potomac
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
  • Battle of Molino del Rey
  • Battle of Chapultepec

Utah War
American Civil War

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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