The Resource Martha Buxton Porter Brent reminiscences

Martha Buxton Porter Brent reminiscences

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Martha Buxton Porter Brent reminiscences
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Martha Buxton Porter Brent reminiscences
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eng
Summary
Reminiscences of Martha Buxton Porter Brent of Portsmouth, Virginia, written in 1934. Topics include Porter family genealogy, her Methodist upbringing, childhood in Portsmouth, Virginia and Pensacola, Florida, her education, relationships with the family slaves, the 1856 presidential election, her fathers career in the Confederate States of America Navy, including his work on rebuilding the Merrimack-Virginia Frigate, the capture and evacuation of Richmond, Virginia in 1865, relationships between the Union soldiers and Richmond citizens after the war, and her marriage to Frank Pierce Brent (d. 1927) in 1883. Also includes notes and a drawing of the Merrimack by John Porter and a copy of his parole
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Martha Buxton Porter Brent, born in 1849 in Portsmouth, Virginia, was the daughter of John L. and Susan Naylor Buxton Porter. John L. Porter worked for the Confederate States Navy and played an important part in the transformation of the sunken Merrimac into the ironclad, Virginia.
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Martha Buxton Porter Brent reminiscences
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
Immediate source of acquisition
Dodson, E. Griffith
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000500170
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Photocopies and photostats (negative).
Type of unit
v. (56 leaves).

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