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A letter from Lansing Porter to Elizabeth about a great fire raging across Pensacola Bay at a rebel fort. He writes that there was a blockade further up the bay, with rockets shooting through the air, a call to arms, and then a false alarm.
Letter to Elizabeth Porter, 1862 January 29
Civil warsFamiliesMilitary lifeSoldiers
Camp Leonard (Fl.)Pensecola Bay (Fl.)Aubrun (N.Y.)
Tulane University Digital Library
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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