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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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With Three Days’ Rations, we Started Home

With Three Days’ Rations, we Started Home

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(p.189) 14 With Three Days’ Rations, we Started Home
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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/9780813129891.003.0016

In February 1865, John M. Porter was exchanged. He and several other prisoners from Johnson's Island were sent to Baltimore and then further on to the James River. Porter was sent to Rockets which housed the Confederate navy yard. After Robert E. Lee's army was able to vacate Richmond and Petersburg, Porter was able to attain firsthand experience of the Confederacy's fall. He took the railroad westward, and he was able to enter General Joseph E. Johnston's lines in North California where the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry was in field. By the time Lee and Johnston had surrendered and President Davis had been seized, Porter learned that General Edmund Kirby Smith had surrendered. After the Civil War, Porter and the Hines brothers started for home.

Keywords:   Johnson's Island, Hines brothers, General Edmund Kirby Smith, Confederacy, Civil War, home

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