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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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The Scene Was Ludicrous and Pitiful

The Scene Was Ludicrous and Pitiful

(p.152) (p.153) 11 The Scene Was Ludicrous and Pitiful
One of Morgan’s Men

John M. Porter

University Press of Kentucky

Captain Thomas H. Hines and his command went to South Union and then to the Barren River where the command was able to destroy the steamboat and the stores it carried to supply General Rosecrans's Federal army after several days and nights of hiding from Federal cavalry patrols. John M. Porter was, however, not able to participate in this attack as he was ill with what was probably dysentery. He left Coleman Covington's home after Federal patrols had been seen nearby. He was then reunited with Hines and the scouting party, and they were able to seize a Louisville and Nashville railroad freight train that was carrying mules for Rosecrans's army. The scouting party was able to destroy about half a million dollars worth in Federal government stores.

Keywords:   Captain Hines, Coleman Covington, scouting party, Louisville and Nashville railroad, Federal government stores

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