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David Dixon Porter Quotes

  • [T]he navy must be an adjunct to the army, yet — Read more
  • Why, Mister President, the general impression is — Read more
  • Well, Mister President, with all due deference to — Read more
  • We forced our way onward slowly, and, as we — Read more
  • Thus it was that Sherman, after his interview — Read more
  • There was a time not long ago when Vicksburg — Read more
  • There was a small house on this landing, and — Read more
  • The results of a battle pained him as much as if — Read more
  • The people fairly went wild; they set fire to the — Read more
  • The passions which animated men in high places — Read more
  • The navy and the powder-boat would be — Read more
  • The army and navy had plenty of bad powder and — Read more
  • Such was the discipline of the navy at that time — Read more
  • Regulations of the Navy provide that medical — Read more
  • Perhaps it was better for Mr. Lincoln's happiness — Read more
  • Mr. Lincoln looked down on the poor creatures at — Read more
  • Lincoln seemed to me to be familiar with the name — Read more
  • Lincoln had a wonderful faculty for understanding — Read more
  • It was not a model style for the President of the — Read more
  • It was a warm day, and the streets were dusty — Read more
  • It was a touching sight that aged negro kneeling — Read more
  • It was a minute or two before I could get the — Read more
  • It seemed to be the policy of the Secretary of — Read more
  • It looked queer to me to see boxes labeled 'His — Read more
  • In the strife between the North and the South — Read more
  • I was much disappointed at seeing those who had — Read more
  • I think every man should be obliged to take that — Read more
  • I then made some observations to the general on — Read more
  • I now realized the imprudence of landing without — Read more
  • I never encouraged officers to discuss politics — Read more
  • I had often heard of the wonderful power of the — Read more
  • I do think if I had given him two fence-rails to — Read more
  • His face was lit up with a divine look as lie — Read more
  • Great complaints were made by both sides as to — Read more
  • Grant's most generous treatment of the — Read more
  • By breaking up the great wooden navies of Europe — Read more
  • As to the navy, it is said the several commanding — Read more
  • Ah this scene was of brief duration, but, though — Read more
  • A pin is worth fighting for if a principle is — Read more
  • 'What is the matter with you?' I asked. 'Be a man — Read more
  • 'Good wine needs no bush' is an old and good — Read more