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Porter, Moses 1755-1822 Military officer; born in Danvers, Mass., in 1755: was in the battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill, and many of the prominent battles of the Revolution, and was one of the few old officers selected for the first peace establishment. In 1791 he was promoted to captain, and served under Wayne in 1794. In March, 1812, he was colonel of light artillery, and was distinguished at the capture of Fort George, in May, 1813. He accompanied Wilkinson's army on the St. Lawrence, and in the autumn of 1814 was brevetted brigadier-general, and ordered to the defence of Norfolk, Va. He died in Cambridge, April 14, 1822.