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One of Morgan’s MenMemoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry$
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John M. Porter and Kent Masterson Brown

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129891

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.001.0001

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I Was Captured for the Last Time

I Was Captured for the Last Time

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(p.165) 12 I Was Captured for the Last Time
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One of Morgan’s Men
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John M. Porter

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.003.0014

Captain Thomas H. Hines, Lieutenant John M. Porter, and eighty men from the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry were sent by John Hunt Morgan to the area between Brandenburg and Covington, Kentucky, because crossing the Ohio River had to be completed before the entire division would be able to reenter the area. They were tasked with scouting for Federal occupation forces concentrations and determining which river sites were most appropriate for Morgan's operations. Porter chose the river crossing at Brandenburg but Hines and the others chose a river in Cincinnati. As they had already moved as far as Boston, Kentucky, Federal forces attacked them and several of Porter's men were killed and captured. While Porter was also seized, Hines escaped and was able to get the “Copperheads” to assist Morgan's command in Indiana.

Keywords:   Hines, Covington, Brandenburg, Federal forces, capture, Copperheads, Indiana

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