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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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We Struck out on our own Responsibility

We Struck out on our own Responsibility

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One of Morgan’s Men

John M. Porter

University Press of Kentucky

Although John M. Porter made it to Corinth, Mississippi, he was not able to rejoin the army of John Hunt Morgan and be actively involved in the Battle of Shiloh. In this battle, General Johnston was severely wounded, and the Confederate Army had to retreat after two days. After the Battle of Shiloh, John Hunt Morgan left the Army of Mississippi to move on towards central Tennessee where Porter set out to find him. After reaching Chattanooga, Porter moved to Knoxville where he was to encounter Major General Edmund Kirby Smith—the Confederate Department of East Tennessee's commander. Morgan was directed to destroy the rail and telegraph lines and government store in Kentucky to provide the Confederate invasion with the necessary support.

Keywords:   Confederate Department, East Tennessee, Morgan, Battle of Shiloh, General Johnston

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