Chapter

We Struck out on our own Responsibility

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/9780813129891.003.0006
We Struck out on our own Responsibility

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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

Chapter.  3593 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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