Daniel S Porter

4 March 2020

Captain Daniel S Porter, Company B, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves led his tiny Company in action on South Mountain on the 14 September and at Antietam on the 17th, and may have been slightly wounded in the head there. Afterward he wrote:

When I looked around at that gallant little band of eight that had followed me into that murderous fight [at Antietam] but three were left …

He was later Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment but was wounded at Gettysburg and resigned his commission soon after. He was honored by brevet to Colonel in March 1865.

This is a post-war photograph of Porter when he was a lawyer in Indiana County, PA and founding trustee of the Indiana Normal School (now Indiana U of PA). It’s from the University Archives, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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