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1845. Peter Augustus Porter. Colonel 129th New York Vols. (afterwards 8th New York heavy artillery), August 17, 1862; killed at cold Harbor, Va., June 3,
achievement of every possibility life could have bestowed.
Of such was Peter Augustus Porter, a graduate of Harvard of the Class of 1845.
He died in the service of bout him, using all his powers and opportunities with a high and noble aim, Colonel Porter had endeared himself to a large circle of friends by ties of more than ordi s with him were purely personal and domestic.
My first acquaintance with Colonel Porter was at the University of Heidelberg, where he appeared in my room,—a fair-h the Century for a rare act of heroic devotion in rescuing the body of Colonel Peter A. Porter from under the guns of the enemy.
Two of them, by the chances of war, ft the following record of his upright and modest adherence to duty: I, Peter Augustus Porter, being of sound mind, do declare this to be my last will and testament