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Henry R. Porter portrait
Henry R. Porter portrait
TitleHenry R. Porter portrait
Date of Original1898-06-28
DescriptionDr. Henry R. Porter poses for a full length portrait wearing western clothing. He wears a hat, embroidered shirt, leather coat and gloves, and fringed buckskin pants. He leans on a rifle.
Ordering Information
General SubjectMedicine
Subject (LCTGM)Hats
Leather garments
Portrait photographs
Personal NamePorter, Henry R., 1848-1903
Item Number00264-027
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] George H. Fairchild Papers Mss 10227
Biography/HistoryHenry R. Porter was born in New York state in 1848. He was educated at a seminary before attending medical school. He graduated from Georgetown University with his M.D. in 1872. That year, we was appointed as an acting assistant surgeon in the United States Army, and was assigned to Arizona, where he served as doctor during battles with Apache Indians. He was transferred to Camp Hancock, in Bismarck, Dakota Territory in 1873, where he was post surgeon. He went to the Little Bighorn with Custer and the 7th Cavalry, and was the only surgeon to survive the battle. He would return to settle in Bismarck. He served in a variety of positions in North Dakota: on the board of the State Hospital in Jamestown, County Physician of Burleigh County, surgeon for the Northern Pacific Railroad, Superintendent of the Burleigh County Board of Health, and president of the state medical society.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionGeorge Fairchild Photograph Collection 00264
Collection Finding AidConsult
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00264-027)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00264027
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