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One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry

John M. Porter and Kent Masterson Brown


John Marion Porter (1839–1898) grew up working at his family's farm and dry goods store in Butler County, Kentucky. The oldest of Reverend Nathaniel Porter's nine children, he was studying to become a lawyer when the Civil War began. As the son of a family of slave owners, Porter identified with the Southern cause and wasted little time enlisting in the Confederate army. He and his lifelong friend Thomas Henry Hines served in the Ninth Kentucky Calvary under John Hunt Morgan, the “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy.” When the war ended, Porter and Hines opened a law practice together, but Porter w ... More

Keywords: John Marion Porter, Butler County, Kentucky, Civil War, Thomas Henry Hines, Ninth Kentucky Calvary, Thunderbolt of the Confederacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813129891
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Porter, author

Kent Masterson Brown, editor