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Lansing Porter writes to his wife, Elizabeth about his initial experiences at Fort Pickens. He gives a good description of its surroundings and mentions Rhode Island, the Santa Rosa, the cold weather, and a traitor spy. The letter cuts off abruptly.
Letter to Elizabeth Porter, 1861 March 6
Tulane University Digital Library
Civil warsFamiliesMilitary lifeSoldiers
Fort Pickens (Fl.)Santa Rosa Island (Fl.)Auburn (N.Y.)Rhode Island (United States)
Lansing Porter Family Papers, Manuscripts Collection 1065, Box 1, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
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