Chapter

You have Crowned Yourselves with Glory

John M. Porter

in One of Morgan’s Men

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129891
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135700 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813129891.003.0004
You have Crowned Yourselves with Glory

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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

Chapter.  3698 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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