Letter from John Luke Porter to son-in-law
Date: 1861 |
Last page of a letter from John Luke Porter to his son-in-law, John S. Moore, in Alabama. The letter discusses plans and designs for the Confederate ironclad gunboat USS Merrimac/CSS Virginia. Includes elevation and section drawings of the as well as a sketch map of the area between Paradise Creek and Scott's Creek in Portsmouth, Virginia. The letter also identifies Mr. John Ridgeley Porter, Jr., clerk of the Court of Hustings in Portsmouth, Virginia, as John Luke Porter's grandson. more...