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sketch is gathered from the pages of a Memorial published by her friends shortly after her death, which occurred at Niagara Falls, July 27th, 1864. Margaret Elizabeth Breckinridge was born in Philadelphia, March 24th, 1832. Her paternal graork came upon her which absorbed all her time and powers. In the year 1852 her sister married Mr. Peter A. Porter of Niagara Falls, a gentleman of culture and accomplishments, a noble man, a true patriot. At his house the resort of literary and scbility that her brother-in-law, Colonel Porter,* This truly Christian hero, the son of General Peter A. Porter of Niagara Falls, was one of those rare spirits, who surrounded by everything which could make life blissful, were led by the promptiner cousin. One of the delegates of the Christian Commission writes concerning him: Colonel Peter B. Porter, of Niagara Falls, commanding the 8th New York heavy artillery, was killed within five or six rods of the rebel lines. Seven wounds we
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s in Quincy, and in Springfield, Illinois Miss Georgiana Willets, Misses Molineux and McCabe Ladies of Cincinnati who served in the hospitals Mrs. C. J. Wright, Mrs. Starbuck, Mrs. Gibson, Mrs. Woods and Mrs. Caldwell Miss E. L. Porter of Niagara Falls Boston Ladies Mrs. And Miss Anna Lowell, Mrs. O. W. Holmes, Miss Stevenson, Mrs. S. Loring, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Brimmer, Miss Rogers, Miss Felton. Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Bishop Smith and Mrs. Menefee Columbus, Ohio Mrs. Hoyle, Mrs. Ide, Miss . Russell, of Detroit, Mrs. Harriet B. Dame, of Wisconsin and the Misses Rexford, of Illinois, were remarkably efficient, not only in the hospitals at home, but at the front, where they were long engaged in caring for the soldiers. From Niagara Falls, N. Y., Miss Elizabeth L. Porter, sister of the late gallant Colonel Peter A. Porter, went to the Baltimore Hospitals and for nineteen months devoted her time and her ample fortune to the service of the soldiers, with an assiduity which has rende