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David Dixon Porter

Fecha de nacimiento: 8. Junio 1813
Fecha de muerte: 13. Febrero 1891

El almirante David Dixon Porter fue uno de los primeros oficiales navales estadounidenses en llegar al grado de almirante; antes de la Guerra Civil Estadounidense, ningún oficial había sostenido un grado más alto que el de comodoro, pues un almirante, como se consideraba, tenía connotaciones de monarquista. Su carrera la comenzó como Cadete de la Armada de México combatiendo en la Batalla de Mariel donde muere su primo David Henry Porter. Participó en la Intervención estadounidense en Tabasco, tomando parte en la Segunda Batalla de Tabasco el 16 de junio de 1847, durante la Primera intervención estadounidense en México

Frases David Dixon Porter

„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

Fuente: 1880s, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), p. 296
Contexto: 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.

„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

Fuente: 1880s, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), p. 296
Contexto: 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.

„Lincoln seemed to me to be familiar with the name, character, and reputation of every officer of rank in the army and navy, and appeared to understand them better than some whose business it was to do so; he had many a good story to tell of nearly all, and if he could have lived to write the anecdotes of the war, I am sure he would have furnished the most readable book of the century. To me he was one of the most interesting men I ever met; he had an originality about him which was peculiarly his own, and one felt, when with him, as if he could confide his dearest secret to him with absolute security against its betrayal. There, it might be said, was 'God's noblest work an honest man,' and such he was, all through. I have not a particle of the bump of veneration on my head, but I saw more to admire in this man, more to reverence, than I had believed possible; he had a load to bear that few men could carry, yet he traveled on with it, foot-sore and weary, but without complaint; rather; on the contrary, cheering those who would faint on the roadside. He was not a demonstrative man, so no one will ever know, amid all the trials he underwent, how much he had to contend with, and how often he was called upon to sacrifice his own opinions to those of others, who, he felt, did not know as much about matters at issue as he did himself. When he did surrender, it was always with a pleasant manner, winding up with a characteristic story.“

—  David Dixon Porter

Fuente: 1880s, Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885), p. 283

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„A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.“

—  David Dixon Porter

Some sources attribute this to David Glasgow Farragut instead, see The Boston Marine Barracks: A History, 1799–1974 https://books.google.com/books?id=pVbIBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=%22A+ship+without+Marines+is+like+a+garment+without+buttons.%22&source=bl&ots=5U6Ab6k9Se&sig=IiEOJlssRzP6CIhEx_BL6euFQjM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjZ5o7lwIveAhVsUd8KHSKeCMcQ6AEwCXoECAIQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22A%20ship%20without%20Marines%20is%20like%20a%20garment%20without%20buttons.%22&f=false (2015), by John R. Yates, Jr. and Thomas Yates, p. 14
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