By John M. Porter, Kent Masterson Brown
John Marion Porter (1839--1898) grew up operating at his family's farm and dry items shop in Butler County, Kentucky. The oldest of Reverend Nathaniel Porter's 9 teenagers, he was once learning to turn into a attorney while the Civil battle started. because the son of a family members of slave proprietors, Porter pointed out with the Southern reason and wasted little time enlisting within the accomplice military. He and his lifelong good friend Thomas Henry Hines served within the 9th Kentucky Calvary lower than John Hunt Morgan, the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy."When the battle ended, Porter and Hines opened a legislation perform jointly, yet Porter used to be involved that the tale of his provider in the course of the Civil conflict and his family's historical past will be misplaced with the cave in of the Confederacy. In 1872, Porter begun writing special memoirs of his stories through the conflict years, together with stories of scouting in the back of enemy traces, sabotaging a Union teach, being captured and held as a prisoner of warfare, and looking out for a military to hitch after his release.Editor Kent Masterson Brown spent numerous years getting ready Porter's memoir for ebook, clarifying information and including annotations to supply ancient context. one in all Morgan's males: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the 9th Kentucky Cavalry is an engaging firsthand account of the lifetime of a impressive accomplice soldier. during this special quantity, Porter's insights on Morgan and the Confederacy can be found to readers for the 1st time.
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We fortunately passed through without being interrupted, and all met as per agreement and proceeded about three or four miles to the house of a Mr. 4 The next day we walked on in the snow and slop and mud, the march being very tiresome. When we got to the 41 ONE OF MORGAN’S MEN Pleasant Hill Church, near the old tanyard of Mr. Anderson, we went in and lay down on the benches for the purpose of resting ourselves and remained there for some time. 5 Joseph Gray and I went to Uncle Moody’s, who lived only a few miles from the church.
Heard, W. Curtis May, William Adams, Richard Sublett, Thomas Biggs, Ward McDonald, George W. Logan, John Starks, Edward L. Hines, 20 TO THE MILITARY I SUBMITTED MYSELF J. W. Rasdell and Henry C. Hines, Hiram V. Dulaney, and Tubal S. McDaniel; Butler County: Andy Kuykendall, Hezekiah I. Kuykendall, Reuben M. Johnson, Dempsey Burton Bailey and John M. Porter; Hardin County: Joseph S. Gray; Nelson County: George W. Gregg and James M. Cook; Bullitt County: Henry C. Magruder; Meade County: John Morrow; Lincoln County: Porter Crow and Thomas Shanks; Boyle County: Samuel McBride; and Ohio County: William Hines, and William Skinner from New Mexico or California, a Confederate who journeyed with Captain Ridley.
In the heat of the action he may, perhaps, rather like the fray, or it may be that he does not care to think of his danger, but rather of his duty. Now and then, when out on these trips, we would call and see our friends at home, eat at a table and use a knife and fork, a towel, take off our hats and act like we had previously done. The assistance rendered to the army and to the commanders by means of these scouts was very great. In every direction, from Bowling Green towards the enemy, these parties were continually away on the outposts and very frequently entirely within the lines of the enemy.
One of Morgan's Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry by John M. Porter, Kent Masterson Brown