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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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It was Literally a Leap in the Dark

It was Literally a Leap in the Dark

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(p.38) (p.39) 3 It was Literally a Leap in the Dark
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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/9780813129891.003.0005

The strategy imposed by the trans-Appalachian west underwent dramatic changes during the period between John M. Porter's Fort Donelson capture, his release, and the time when he had reached the army of General Albert Sidney Johnston. After both Fort Henry and Fort Donelson fell, General Grant's Federal forces were in control of the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers and were already able to access the Confederacy's interior. Since General Johnston had to withdraw from both rivers, he moved that his forces meet at Corinth, Mississippi, since this was where the Memphis and Charleston Railroad crossed with the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. To rejoin his comrades, Porter followed on horseback as the Confederate army retreated to northern Alabama, and the Federal troops situated in various areas made Porter's journey dangerous.

Keywords:   Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, Corinth, Federal troops, Confederate army, General Johnston

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