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David Dixon Porter

Geburtstag: 8. Juni 1813
Todesdatum: 13. Februar 1891

David Dixon Porter war ein amerikanischer Admiral.

Photo: Mathew Brady / Public domain

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„It was not a model style for the President of the United States to enter the capital of a conquered country, yet there was a moral in it all which had more effect than if he had come surrounded with great armies and heralded by the booming of cannon.“

—  David Dixon Porter

Quelle: 1880s, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), p. 296
Kontext: It was not a model style for the President of the United States to enter the capital of a conquered country, yet there was a moral in it all which had more effect than if he had come surrounded with great armies and heralded by the booming of cannon. He came, armed with the majesty of the law, to put his seal to the act which had been established by the bayonets of the Union soldiers the establishment of peace and goodwill between the North and the South, and liberty to all mankind who dwell upon our shores.

„He did not say a monument to what, but he meant, I am sure, to leave it as a monument to the loyalty of our soldiers, who would bear all the horrors of Libby sooner than desert their flag and cause.“

—  David Dixon Porter

Quelle: 1880s, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), p. 296
Kontext: He did not say a monument to what, but he meant, I am sure, to leave it as a monument to the loyalty of our soldiers, who would bear all the horrors of Libby sooner than desert their flag and cause. We struggled on, the great crowd preceding us, and an equally dense crowd of blacks following on behind all so packed together that some of them frequently sang out in pain.

„[T]he navy performed its part of the operations.“

—  David Dixon Porter

Quelle: 1880s, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), p. 214

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