CDV of Captain Edward L. Porter, 18th Connecticut Volunteers - KIA at Winchester

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CDV of Captain Edward L. Porter, 18th Connecticut Volunteers - KIA at Winchester

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Item No. SQ1817576

A striking image of the dashing Captain Edward L. Porter of the 18th Connecticut Volunteers. Porter enlisted in the 2nd Connecticut (a 3-month regiment) in May 1861. The men of the 2nd fought at First Bull Run and were mustered out that August. Just two weeks later, Porter was commissioned a lieutenant in the 18th Connecticut and served as the regiment’s adjutant. Porter had served with Colonel William Ely in the 2nd and was encouraged to join the 18th’s staff.

The CDV image was taken in May or June, 1863, at the Bendann Brothers studio in Baltimore (see backmark) while the 18th garrisoned the city. Porter stands nobly in full uniform with his orders tucked into his belt. Epaulettes, sash, gauntlets, and spurs complete his ensemble.

Porter’s regiment was soon transferred to the Shenandoah Valley for the opening of the Gettysburg Campaign. As part of General Robert Milroy’s division, the 18th Connecticut was heavily engaged with Confederate General Richard S. Ewell’s forces at Winchester, Virginia, on June 15. Captain Porter was killed leading his company in a desperate attack after which the majority of the regiment was captured. He is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, Connecticut.

The CDV measures about 2 1/4" x 4" and is in excellent condition with clipped corners from having been in an album.

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