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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States., Chapter
: family and boyhood. (search)
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
McKean, William Wister 1800- (search)
McKean, William Wister 1800- Naval officer; born in Huntingdon county, Pa., Sept. 19, 1800; was a son of Judge Joseph Borden McKean and nephew of Gov. Thomas McKean. He entered the navy as midshipman in 1814; became a lieutenant in 1825, a commander in 1841, captain in 1855, and commodore in July, 1862, when he was retired. In command of a schooner, under Commodore Porter, he assisted that officer (1823-24) in suppressing piracy in the West Indies. In 1860 he was engaged in the special service of conveying the Japanese embassy home. He was governor of the Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, in 1858-61, and was for a short time after his return from Japan in command of the Western Gulf blockading squadron. He died near Binghamton, N. Y., April 22, 1865.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The
Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: June 17, 1861., [Electronic resource],
11th June, 1861. (search)
Stealing a watch. --Alexander Porter was brought before the Mayor on Saturday and committed to jail for stealing a gold watch worth $150, from G. S. McMellen.
The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1861., [Electronic resource], The
Virginia Artillery. (search)
Let off. --The cases of Bridget Doherty and Cornelius Stocking, for drunkenness, and Alexander Porter, for the alleged purloining of a watch, were examined yesterday by the Mayor, and dismissed.