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

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ONE OF
MORGAN’S MEN
MEMOIRS OF
LIEUTENANT JOHN M. PORTER
OF THE NINTH KENTUCKY CAVALRY

Edited by

KENT MASTERSON BROWN

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUCKY

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Note on the Editorial Method xvii
  • Introduction 1
  • Preface 9
  • 1 - To the Military I Submitted Myself 11
  • 2 - You Have Crowned Yourselves with Glory 23
  • 3 - It Was Literally a Leap in the Dark 39
  • 4 - We Struck out on Our Own Responsibility 51
  • 5 - A Perfect Tornado of Shots Was Fired at Us 67
  • 6 - It Was a Grand and Imposing Ovation 77
  • 7 - The Whiskey Was Still Abundant 97
  • 8 - The Fame and Glory of Morgan’s Command 111
  • 9 - This Was a Hard-Fought Field 129
  • 10 - Our March Was Cautious 141
  • 11 - The Scene Was Ludicrous and Pitiful 153
  • 12 - I Was Captured for the Last Time 165
  • 13 - The Days Dragged Slowly by 177
  • 14 - With Three Days’ Rations We Started Home 189
  • Memorandum 205
  • Notes 207
  • Bibliography 271
  • Index 279
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