Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Col. Porter” in chapter 81 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:

...d that they should halt where they were, and explain their errand. They came to a halt, and declared that they bore an important communication from Davis to the President of the United States. Col. Porter requested them to dismount, and approach with it on foot, a measure of precaution rendered necessary by the fact that the officer bearing the flag was accompanied by a larger escort than that (twelve...

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