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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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You have Crowned Yourselves with Glory

You have Crowned Yourselves with Glory

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(p.23) 2 You have Crowned Yourselves with Glory
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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/9780813129891.003.0004

The elements of General Grant's Federal army which would soon be referred to as the “Army of Tennessee” were moved on troop transports from Paducah, Kentucky, to the Tennessee River and they were accompanied by Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote's gunboat armada in February 1862. Foote's naval forces attacked Fort Henry on February 6, and Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman had to surrender. Grant's land forces alighted at Fort Henry and were moved to surround Fort Donelson. Buckner was called for by General Johnston to reinforce Fort Donelson while the other elements of the Confederate army left Kentucky. Since John M. Porter had to accompany Buckner, Porter found himself in Fort Donelson. During these events, Porter became a prisoner of war as Buckner would not give in to unconditionally surrender.

Keywords:   General Grant, Federal army, Confederate army, Buckner, Fort Donelson

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